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Interviews

Chloe Zhao on Nomadland and the road to rediscovery

Chloé Zhao’s sublime Nomadland follows a woman forced to join the US’s new economic nomads, eking out a living on the road. She talks about the film, and tapping into the old pioneer spirit.

By Graham Fuller

Chloe Zhao on Nomadland and the road to rediscovery
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Robert Altman interview: “If I made a film that everybody liked it would be pretty terrible”

Robert Altman interview: “If I made a film that everybody liked it would be pretty terrible”
Interviews

“I wanted to make a film about a supporting character”: Dea Kulumbegashvili on her enigmatic Beginning

By Jonathan Romney

“I wanted to make a film about a supporting character”: Dea Kulumbegashvili on her enigmatic Beginning
My Dream Palace

“It was fairly anarchic…” Nick Broomfield recalls Greek cinema under the stars with all-natural extras

By Nick Broomfield

“It was fairly anarchic…” Nick Broomfield recalls Greek cinema under the stars with all-natural extras
Interviews

“Culture is a smokescreen”: Adam Curtis on why art has lost its way

By Nick Bradshaw

“Culture is a smokescreen”: Adam Curtis on why art has lost its way
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“I hate making movies!”: Terry Gilliam on his cursed Don Quixote adaptation

By Philip Concannon

“I hate making movies!”: Terry Gilliam on his cursed Don Quixote adaptation
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Stray: behind the scenes of the film that gives us a street dog’s perspective

By Whelan Barzey

Stray: behind the scenes of the film that gives us a street dog’s perspective
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Drawing ahead: Suzuki Toshio on the future of Studio Ghibli

By Alex Dudok de Wit

Drawing ahead: Suzuki Toshio on the future of Studio Ghibli
Interviews

Witness statements: John Gianvito and the committed image

By Gareth Evans

Witness statements: John Gianvito and the committed image
From the Sight and Sound archive

“I don’t want to know movie directors”: Patricia Highsmith on her film adaptations

By Gerald Peary

“I don’t want to know movie directors”: Patricia Highsmith on her film adaptations
Interviews

Life before the Moomins: behind the scenes of a new biopic of creator Tove Jansson

By Chrystel Oloukoï

Life before the Moomins: behind the scenes of a new biopic of creator Tove Jansson
My Dream Palace

Ten key cinema workers on the way out of lockdown

By Katie McCabe and Isabel Stevens

Ten key cinema workers on the way out of lockdown
Interviews

How to play Rainer Werner Fassbinder: “An absolute monster who lived his art”

By Ben Walters

How to play Rainer Werner Fassbinder: “An absolute monster who lived his art”
Interviews

“I wanted each character to be wrestling with what I wrestle with”: Lee Isaac Chung on Minari

By Violet Lucca

“I wanted each character to be wrestling with what I wrestle with”: Lee Isaac Chung on Minari
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“I had to find a way to connect to his humanity”: LaKeith Stanfield on playing FBI informer William O’Neal

By Nicholas Russell

“I had to find a way to connect to his humanity”: LaKeith Stanfield on playing FBI informer William O’Neal
From the Sight and Sound archive

“What, are you crazy, move the camera? Just leave it there!” Martin Scorsese on The King of Comedy

By Terrence Rafferty

“What, are you crazy, move the camera? Just leave it there!” Martin Scorsese on The King of Comedy
Interviews

50 years of Get Carter: a new interview with director Mike Hodges

By Lou Thomas

50 years of Get Carter: a new interview with director Mike Hodges
Interviews

“I searched for the spirit of Chairman Fred”: Daniel Kaluuya on playing Black Panther leader Fred Hampton

By Nicholas Russell

“I searched for the spirit of Chairman Fred”: Daniel Kaluuya on playing Black Panther leader Fred Hampton
My Dream Palace

Oliver Laxe on a profound encounter with Carl Theodor Dreyer on a day of reckoning for Spanish politics

By Oliver Laxe

Oliver Laxe on a profound encounter with Carl Theodor Dreyer on a day of reckoning for Spanish politics
From the Sight and Sound archive

“Desire is violence”: Claire Denis on Beau Travail

By Chris Darke

“Desire is violence”: Claire Denis on Beau Travail
Interviews

Riz Ahmed: “I want to be the change”

By Kaleem Aftab

Riz Ahmed: “I want to be the change”
My Dream Palace

“We can’t be so individualistic that we lose these shared experiences”: Lulu Wang on why the world needs cinemas

By Lulu Wang

“We can’t be so individualistic that we lose these shared experiences”: Lulu Wang on why the world needs cinemas
Interviews

Claire Bloom at 90: a new interview with the veteran of British stage and screen

By Alex Ramon

Claire Bloom at 90: a new interview with the veteran of British stage and screen
Interviews

“I was Buñuel’s double”: Jean-Claude Carrière at home

By Adam Preston

“I was Buñuel’s double”: Jean-Claude Carrière at home
Interviews

In memory of Moufida Tlatli: a conversation about The Silences of the Palace

By Laura Mulvey

In memory of Moufida Tlatli: a conversation about The Silences of the Palace
Interviews

In memory of Jean-Claude Carrière: the late screenwriter in conversation

By Nick James

In memory of Jean-Claude Carrière: the late screenwriter in conversation
Interviews

Is this the real life? Behind the scenes on simulation theory doc A Glitch in the Matrix

By Nikki Baughan

Is this the real life? Behind the scenes on simulation theory doc A Glitch in the Matrix
Interviews

Scenes from the world in 2020: Kevin Macdonald on his new Life in a Day project

By Lou Thomas

Scenes from the world in 2020: Kevin Macdonald on his new Life in a Day project
Interviews

The murky world of video nasties: Prano Bailey-Bond on her gruesome retro-horror Censor

By Lou Thomas

The murky world of video nasties: Prano Bailey-Bond on her gruesome retro-horror Censor
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