Ng Choon Ping and Sam Freeman spoke about their Safdie brother references in FEMME, the implications behind the giant lion tattoos embossed on George MacKay, and how vital it was to have an intimacy coordinator on set.
“Telling stories of the working class means you can incorporate them as full characters with complexities and humour and struggles and sadness and joy and all the rest of it that make them human and not stereotypes or cliches. One thing you never see is their strength.” At the North-East premiere of THE OLD OAK, writer Paul Laverty sat down to chat about the film, while director Loach spoke over a video call.
Schubert spoke about turning 30 while touring the biggest film of his career so far in AFIRE, auteur director Petzold casting him specifically, and the curious introspection that Leon is bringing to a subset of audiences.
“I really believe in art. I study theatre, and I really believe in political art, social theatre, and art of the oppressed. I believe cinema about underprivileged people and communities, films like ours, can make a difference.”
Connor Lightobody talks to Charlotte Regan about Scrapper at EIFF 2023.
“What I wanted to do [with PASSAGES] was make a film of pleasure. I was trying to turn people on. Which doesn’t mean gratuitous or exploitative; I was trying to make a film where the beauty of bodies in different lights and colours was embraced.”
Within CORVINE’s brisk ten-minute runtime, Sean McCarron is able to translate the pain of growing up as a deviant; one not fully welcome within the will of society.
Director of Medusa Deluxe, Thomas Hardiman, spoke about his audacious one-take whodunnit set in a hairdressing salon, about blowing up walls with dynamite, baby agents of chaos, and working with music producer Koreless.
Trygvi Danielsen is a multi-award-winning musician, poet and author with a degree in Faroese literature from the University of the Faroe Islands. However, his most recent creative endeavour is in the form of a feature-length debut titled, 111 GÓÐIR DAGAR [translated to 111 GOOD DAYS].
Image Source: London Film Festival Set in the early 1900s in Northern Italy, Laura Samani’s debut feature SMALL BODY (Piccolo Corpo), follows the journey of a woman, Agata (Celeste Cescutti), as she gives birth to a stillborn baby, who is then condemned to limbo. In her coastal village, one of the locals mentions a ‘breathing … Continue reading Interview with Laura Samani on Small Body