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Posts Tagged“director”

Amy Seimetz discusses the second season of The Girlfriend Experience (2016), which she co-directs with Lodge Kerrigan. The series, produced by Steven Soderbergh, changes its characters for the second season and sees Amy and Lodge directing separate stories, bifurcating the narrative with each one having its own unique aesthetic.

The Florida Project

Sean Baker discusses his latest film, The Florida Project, a sensory-driven, DayGlo look into the world of families living in motels in the economic shadow of Disney World. We discuss the film’s production, motifs in his films, and realism v. convention in Hollywood filmmaking.

Thirst Street

The American independent filmmaker discusses Thirst Street, a lush melodrama that winks at the post-modern mode of European, erotic psychodramas as it explores its flight attendant protagonist’s obsession with a man she meets in Paris.

The Death of Louis XIV

The Spanish filmmaker’s latest film is a look at the last fifteen days of Louis XIV’s life, starring Jean-Pierre Léaud, and had originated as a possible installation before being adapted into a film. We met with Albert to discuss the origin and production of the film, its philosophy, and Léaud’s acting style.

The Human Surge

The Argentine filmmaker discusses his critically acclaimed debut feature, The Human Surge, which follows young people working, exploring, and connecting (often via the internet) across Argentina, Mozambique and the Philippines.

The Fixer

The Romanian filmmaker whose films explore moral dilemmas with strong formal structures, discusses his latest film, The Fixer, which looks at the impact that journalists have on the subjects of a sex scandal story, as well as his own moral dilemma as a filmmaker.

Graduation

The Romanian filmmaker behind the Palme d’Or winning 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days returns with Graduation, which explores the intersection of corruption, family, education, generational ideals when a father attempts to secure the best academic future for his daughter through ethically compromised means that ratchet up tension in an increasingly thrilling narrative.

The Dreamed Path

The Berlin School filmmaker returns with The Dreamed Path, the story of two couples’ relationships in two different time periods, presented in minimal, emotionally charged scenes that are linked intuitively – even mysteriously – across the two paths.

Horse Money

The Portuguese director goes in-depth on his incredible latest feature, Horse Money: his intent behind the film (he “says too much” about its meaning), its production, critics writing about his films, and his thoughts on Jean-Luc Godard.