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Pedro Costa Interview (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.

Christian Frei (Sleepless in New York)

Christian Frei is a Swiss filmmaker whose documentaries include the Academy Award nominated War Photographer (2001), The Giant Buddhas (2005), and Space Tourists (2009). His latest feature, Sleepless in New York (2014), tackles the subject of lovesickness and received its world premiere at Hot Docs 2014. Christian joined us at Voodoo Child to discuss the… Continue reading Christian Frei (Sleepless in New York)

Peter Strickland Interview (The Duke of Burgundy)

The English filmmaker behind the critically acclaimed Berberian Sound Studio returns with The Duke of Burgundy, which explores a strange relationship between two women. We discuss the film’s musical structure, the unique editing strategy, and the film’s relationship with S&M.

Helene Klodawsky Interview (Come Worry With Us!)

Helene Klodawsky is a Canadian documentary filmmaker whose works include Motherhood (1994), Family Motel (2007) and Malls R Us (2009). Helene joined us at O’Borne Contemporary during Hot Docs 2014 to discuss her latest documentary, Come Worry With Us! (2013), a look behind the realities of being in a touring band as a parent, through… Continue reading Helene Klodawsky Interview (Come Worry With Us!)

Tracy Droz Tragos & Andrew Droz Palermo (Rich Hill)

Tracy Droz Tragos and Andrew Droz Palermo are American filmmakers whose first collaborative feature, Rich Hill, won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance in 2014. Tracy had previously directed the 2004 Emmy Award-winning documentary, Be Good, Smile Pretty, while Andrew had been the cinematographer on several films, including Adam Wingard’s You’re Next. The duo were in… Continue reading Tracy Droz Tragos & Andrew Droz Palermo (Rich Hill)

Matt Porterfield, Hannah Gross & Deragh Campbell Interview (I Used to Be Darker)

Matt Porterfield is an American filmmaker who has made three independent features set in Maryland: Hamilton (2006), Putty Hill (2010), and I Used to Be Darker (2013). I Used to Be Darker premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and stars Deragh Campbell and Hannah Gross, who play cousins reunited in difficult circumstances. Matt, Deragh and Hannah… Continue reading Matt Porterfield, Hannah Gross & Deragh Campbell Interview (I Used to Be Darker)

Jennifer Chan Interview

Jennifer Chan is a Canadian artist who was selected as the Canadian Spotlight honouree at the 2014 Images Festival. Rated as one of the most notable ‘post-Internet’ artists, her work spans video, performance, installations and animated GIFs, among other new media, and deal with a complex interweaving of subjects, including gender, sexuality, web kitsch and… Continue reading Jennifer Chan Interview

Andrew Bujalski Interview (Computer Chess)

Andrew Bujalski is an American filmmaker who has played architect – however unintentionally – to mumblecore, a mode of filmmaking that has a continually expanding influence on American independent cinema. This can be found in Funny Ha Ha (2002) and Mutual Appreciation (2003), while still undergirding Beeswax (2009). Computer Chess (2013), his most ambitious film… Continue reading Andrew Bujalski Interview (Computer Chess)

Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc Interview (Cinéma chez les Balantes)

Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc is a French artist whose work, Cinéma chez les Balantes, was presented as part of the 2014 Images Festival in Toronto. Balantes is based on Abonnec’s interest in French director Sarah Maldoror, who assisted Gillo Pontecorvo on The Battle of Algiers (1966), and her unfinished film, Guns for Banta, in particular. The… Continue reading Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc Interview (Cinéma chez les Balantes)

Joshua & Ben Safdie (Heaven Knows What)

Josh and Ben Safdie, aka the Safdie brothers, are American filmmakers who have collaborated on four feature films and many more shorts. Their work includes their first co-directed feature, Go Get Some Rosemary/Daddy Longlegs (2009), which played the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, and Lenny Cooke (2013), a basketball documentary they completed over ten years after the… Continue reading Joshua & Ben Safdie (Heaven Knows What)

Atom Egoyan Interview (The Devil’s Knot)

Atom Egoyan is a Canadian artist who began as part of the so-called Toronto New Wave of the eighties before reaching international prominence in the 90s, when his films Exotica (1994) and The Sweet Hereafter (1997) played in competition at Cannes, collecting prizes that included the Grand Prize of the Jury. Known for complex narratives that… Continue reading Atom Egoyan Interview (The Devil’s Knot)

Ruben Östlund Interview (Force Majeure)

Ruben Östlund is a Swedish filmmaker whose fiction films often explore group and individual behaviour in relation to societal expectations. These films include The Guitar Mongoloid (2004), Involuntary (2008), and Play (2011). Ruben was at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival to present his latest film, Force Majeure (Turist, 2004), which won the Jury Prize… Continue reading Ruben Östlund Interview (Force Majeure)