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Sky Neal and Kate McLarnon’s deft portrait of Nepali women rebuilding their lives after childhoods trafficked into circus performance shows the complexities of rehabilitation from trauma – and the struggle for female self-determination, as the two directors and producer Elhum Shakerifar tell Bidisha.
Saturday 14 April 2018
The Arrietty director has teamed up with fellow Studio Ghibli veteran Nishimura Yoshiaki to start a new company, and fittingly their first film is all about taking a leap into the unknown, they tell Andrew Gutman.
Sunday 8 April 2018
The Brazilian director’s debut film, a quasi-fictional portrait of his neighbourhood in the Brazilian city of Minas Gerais, is playing at the Chronic Youth Film Festival in London. He talks religion, James Joyce and putting his home on the cinematic map with Laura Davis.
Friday 16 March 2018
Filming life in a Lebanese refugee camp for displaced Syrian families, single-shot cinema master Leonard Retel Helmrich needed a like-skilled female collaborator to shoot where he couldn’t. Come the edit, he suffered a heart attack. Ramia Suleiman tells Sophie Brown how she filled the breach.
Friday 9 March 2018
The Irish director’s new film dramatises the elusive life of folk singer Joe Heaney. He talks to Philip Concannon about making the local universal, his horror of biopics and why he finds all the material he needs on his doorstep.
Monday 11 December 2017
Marsha Hunt broke into Hollywood as a cinch-waisted 17-year-old ingenue at MGM studios, then fell foul of the blacklist at the height of her career. As she turns 100, she shares with J.E. Smyth her memories of love, combat and camaraderie on and off the screen.
Tuesday 17 October 2017
Poised between documentary and fiction, Gray House evokes the residential space of prisoners and oil-rig workers with oblique imagery and Alvin Lucier’s architectural score. The filmmakers explain the ideas behind their project to Sophie Brown.
Tuesday 10 October 2017
The composer and sitarist tells Simon Broughton about the challenges and discoveries of writing her first film soundtrack – for the rare Indian silent film Shiraz: A Romance of India, which premieres as 2017’s London Film Festival Archive Gala.
Friday 6 October 2017
The beatboxer and sound artist is accompanying John Grierson’s silent documentary on a tour of British fishing towns. He tells Michael Pattison how he channels the sound of the deep and the distant past for each performance.
Thursday 28 September 2017
From the Magazine
On the set of the Argentinian director’s long-awaited new film Zama, Diego Lerer spoke to her about the radical language of the film’s source novel and how to shoot a period film on a modest budget.
Thursday 27 July 2017
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