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Palestinian director Annemarie Jacir talks about working with father-and-son actors, political/comedic filmmaking and the bright future of the region’s cinema with Leigh Singer.
Friday 14 September 2018
At the seventh annual Africa International Film Festival in Lagos, Tega Okiti speaks to the Surreal16 collective about their intention to create artistically minded films that move away from the reigning imperialism of Nollywood aesthetics and production practices.
Friday 17 August 2018
The Portuguese filmmaker travelled to the disputed territory of Transnistria in eastern Europe to make a film that questions the veracity of borders between fiction and documentary. She talks to Ben Nicholson about her work and her ‘parafictions’.
Thursday 19 July 2018
The Spanish director’s debut feature is an intensely autobiographical tale of an orphan confronting the loss of innocence that bereavement brings. She tells Ella Kemp how she turned her own childhood into a captivating film.
Wednesday 11 July 2018
One-man wild landscape artist Scott Barley has been creating elegantly etherealised collages of nature’s sublime since 2012 – usually shot at dusk, sometimes including horses. “It’s when I feel most alive,” he tells Matt Turner upon the release of his first feature, Sleep Has Her House – “to be in such awe that you’re rendered small, meaningless and afraid.”
Wednesday 4 July 2018
The low-budget cult directors of Spring have returned to their earlier time-loop fantasia Resolution with The Endless, a metaphysical mystery in which they play brothers sucked back in to a ‘UFO death cult’. They discuss the creepiness of recorded media, the science of the supernatural and their belated readings of H.P. Lovecraft with Virginie Selavy.
Monday 2 July 2018
Stereoscopy has fascinated filmmakers since the 1800s, but one artist is trying to take the third dimension in new directions. He tells Ben Nicholson why he is inspired by Michael Snow and virtual rollercoasters, and why he really wants to see a 3D Transformers movie.
Wednesday 13 June 2018
Sam Green grew tired of making “fixed and permanent” documentaries, so now he performs them – his latest, A Thousand Thoughts, alongside its subjects the legendary Kronos Quartet. He talks to Robert Greene about the history, economics and politics of standup cinema.
Wednesday 16 May 2018
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
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