The Seventh Art - Issue 11

We can’t wait for you to see our 11th issue, which includes some of our very favourite filmmakers. Our two interviews in this issue are with filmmakers who made two of the best films of last year (corroborated by Cinema Scope‘s top ten list) and who were equally charming, insightful and funny when we talked with them at the Toronto International Film Festival. Argentine director Matías Piñeiro presented his outstanding Shakespeare adaptation, Viola, and candidly discussed each of his films. Portuguese directors João Pedro Rodrigues & João Rui Guerra Da Mata brought their latest collaboration, The Last Time I Saw Macao, which is a pinnacle in their already strong body of work together that we were tremendously lucky to be able to discuss.

In our industry-centric profile section we take a look at Pinewood Toronto Studios, talking with their President, Blake Steels. Their facilities include North America’s largest purpose-built soundstage, which housed Pacific Rim, Total Recall (2012) and… our conversation.

Finally, our video essay section returns with an investigation into the late Nagisa Oshima’s underseen film, The Man Who Left His Will on Film, and how it represents the urban space of Tokyo in relation to the turmoil of the modernity thesis and the 19th century shift that brought public and private life together.