Hamish McAlpine appeared at CFF2011 to introduce a retrospective look at his production company TARTAN FILMS, which folded in 2008 but still offers a rich back catalogue of horror and art house film. Ferry Hunt spoke to Hamish at the festival.
Edd Elliot spoke to Jennifer Lim and Ozzie Yue about ACT OF GRACE and its potential reception in the Asian community.
Documentary films in a theatrical environment can be dull and lacking in cinematic verve. Nobody should be concerned about THE BENGALI DETECTIVE, a touching but humorous look into the life of Rajesh – a private detective in Kolkata.
At the UK premiere of TYRANNOSAUR, David Perilli hosted a Q&A with director Paddy Considine. We have the video and reviews here.
Nicolas Winding Refn, winner of the ‘Best Director’ award at this year’s Cannes film festival, arrived in Cambridge for a special preview screening of Drive. Dorian Stone spoke to him about his influences and working style.
Jos Stelling: filmmaker, cinema owner, visionary. Although popular on the festival circuit, none of his films have achieved distribution in the UK. Stelling was a special guest at the Cambridge Film Festival 2011, and Dorian Stone had the opportunity to interview him.
Mihai Kolcsar discusses universality and cultural diversity with actor, director and playwright Deepak Verma.
Claire Henry interviewed Céline Sciamma about her film TOMBOY, which screened at the Cambridge Film Festival 2011.
First-time director Jonathan Furmanski has been a fan of the controversial singer/songwriter Clarence “Blowfly” Reid since high school. His documentary “The Weird World of Blowfly” isn’t just a showcase for the unsung grandaddy of rap – it also features some fascinating off-stage character studies.
Rosy Hunt interviewed George Kuchar for CFF2009. His 16mm underground wonders, filmed in collaboration with his brother Mike, shook up the Bronx in the early sixties. Their influence over Warhol, Waters, Vadim and Lynch is obvious; but the Kuchar Brothers have always worked for love, not money.