The Seventh Art - Issue 12

We’re thrilled to launch our 12th issue! Our two interviews in this issue are with filmmakers established and newly rising, both shot at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. We were excited to talk to Danish director and Dogme 95 co-conspirator, Thomas Vinterberg, who was presenting his buzzed-about new film, The Hunt (starring Mads Mikkelsen and Thomas Bo Larsen). We were able to talk to him about almost every film he’s made, especially his hidden gem, It’s All About Love.

Colombian filmmaker William Vega was on hand to present his first feature, La Sirga, which is an especially strong debut. We had a lot of fun investigating the film with William and the film’s director, Oscar Ruiz Navia (director of festival fave Crab Trap), as well as getting to know Colombian cinema more broadly.

In our industry-centric profile section we offer some of the highlights of our live backstage coverage of the 2013 Canadian Screen Awards, which are Canada’s newly formed awards for cinema, television and digital media (formerly the Genies and Geminis).

Finally, our video essay section includes a look at the modernist approach to the real/classical ideal and the postmodern complication of the concept of the real in Jean-Luc Godard’s Contempt and Jean-Jacques Beineix’s Diva, respectively.