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“Why does a guy like me dream about making a western?”: Lisandro Alonso on Eureka

Argentinian director Lisandro Alonso fills us in on his three-part film Eureka, a spellbinding decolonised western that takes a formally unpredictable approach to the experiences of indigenous people in the Americas.

By Arjun Sajip

“Why does a guy like me dream about making a western?”: Lisandro Alonso on Eureka
Interviews

“The scale of any project is secondary – it’s always about the quality of the writing”: Cillian Murphy on Small Things like These

By Sinéad Gleeson

“The scale of any project is secondary – it’s always about the quality of the writing”: Cillian Murphy on Small Things like These
Interviews

Christopher Nolan: a showman’s odyssey

By James Bell

Christopher Nolan: a showman’s odyssey
Interviews

“For this idea to feel radical, it could not be an experimental film”: Lois Patiño on Samsara

By Arjun Sajip

“For this idea to feel radical, it could not be an experimental film”: Lois Patiño on Samsara
Interviews

“I don't find filmmaking fun at all”: a 1973 interview with Richard Lester

By Joseph McBride

“I don't find filmmaking fun at all”: a 1973 interview with Richard Lester
Interviews

“The power of freedom is scary to people at times”: Yorgos Lanthimos on Poor Things

By Nicole Flattery

“The power of freedom is scary to people at times”: Yorgos Lanthimos on Poor Things
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“It’s such an important part of history that people are so unaware of”: Lily Gladstone on Killers of the Flower Moon

By Catherine Wheatley

“It’s such an important part of history that people are so unaware of”: Lily Gladstone on Killers of the Flower Moon
Interviews

“With art, you’re just out there ready to be criticised and that’s terrifying”: Savanah Leaf on Earth Mama

By Katie McCabe

“With art, you’re just out there ready to be criticised and that’s terrifying”: Savanah Leaf on Earth Mama
Interviews

“I like feeling uncertain, displaced and unnerved”: Todd Haynes on May December

By Amy Taubin

“I like feeling uncertain, displaced and unnerved”: Todd Haynes on May December
From the Sight and Sound archive

A man for all seasons: Fritz Lang interviewed in 1967

By Axel Madsen

A man for all seasons: Fritz Lang interviewed in 1967
From the Sight and Sound archive

Nowhere to hide: Todd Haynes on [Safe]

By Amy Taubin

Nowhere to hide: Todd Haynes on [Safe]
From the Sight and Sound archive

“If you want to call yourself a composer, you follow every step of the instrumentation:” Ennio Morricone interviewed in 2006

By Guido Bonsaver

“If you want to call yourself a composer, you follow every step of the instrumentation:” Ennio Morricone interviewed in 2006
Interviews

“In season, Malia is carnage”: Molly Manning Walker on How To Have Sex

By Rachel Pronger

“In season, Malia is carnage”: Molly Manning Walker on How To Have Sex
Interviews

“We are the killers, and we have to understand that”: Martin Scorsese on Killers of the Flower Moon

By Philip Horne

“We are the killers, and we have to understand that”: Martin Scorsese on Killers of the Flower Moon
Black Film Bulletin

BFB archive revisted: Ousmane Sembene on the State of African Cinema

BFB archive revisted: Ousmane Sembene on the State of African Cinema
Festivals

Fallen Leaves star Alma Pöysti on working with Aki Kaurismäki: “Everyone was surprised he made this movie”

By Leigh Singer

Fallen Leaves star Alma Pöysti on working with Aki Kaurismäki: “Everyone was surprised he made this movie”
From the Sight and Sound archive

“My life, my sexual identity, is as a feminist, but my films don’t fit easily into that category”: Bette Gordon on Variety in 1984

By Bette Gordon

“My life, my sexual identity, is as a feminist, but my films don’t fit easily into that category”: Bette Gordon on Variety in 1984
From the Sight and Sound archive

Naked miracles: Lars von Trier on Breaking the Waves

By Stig Björkman

Naked miracles: Lars von Trier on Breaking the Waves
Interviews

“Talk to Me is a bit of an ouija board. It’s connected to the dead”

By Lou Thomas

“Talk to Me is a bit of an ouija board. It’s connected to the dead”
Interviews

The Gospel of Paul Schrader

By Erika Balsom

The Gospel of Paul Schrader
Interviews

“My films are all connected to one another because they are so personal”

By Catherine Wheatley

“My films are all connected to one another because they are so personal”
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

Nina Menkes: giving voice to female rage and despair

By Sophia Satchell-Baeza

Nina Menkes: giving voice to female rage and despair
From the Sight and Sound archive

Soul to soul: Isaac Julien on Young Soul Rebels

By Amy Taubin

Soul to soul: Isaac Julien on Young Soul Rebels
Black Film Bulletin

Screen scenes, revisited

By Dr June Givanni

Screen scenes, revisited
Interviews

“One politician threatened to burn down the theatre and beat me publicly”: an interview with S.S. Rajamouli

By Arjun Sajip

“One politician threatened to burn down the theatre and beat me publicly”: an interview with S.S. Rajamouli
Interviews

“All these prizewinning Iranian movies are complicit”: an interview with Holy Spider director Ali Abbasi

By Arjun Sajip

“All these prizewinning Iranian movies are complicit”: an interview with Holy Spider director Ali Abbasi
Interviews

“Actors don’t work to win prizes”: an interview with Song Kangho

By Thomas Flew

“Actors don’t work to win prizes”: an interview with Song Kangho
Interviews

Jerzy Skolimowski on his surreal donkey drama Eo: “I took Bresson’s Au hasard Balthazar like a lesson from the old master”

By David Thompson

Jerzy Skolimowski on his surreal donkey drama Eo: “I took Bresson’s Au hasard Balthazar like a lesson from the old master”
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