Interviews

Searching for Intimacy: Interview with Amat Escalante

Searching for Intimacy: Interview with Amat Escalante

It has been a year since Amat Escalante won the Best Director award at Cannes for his film Heli. Finally released in the UK, it has been a long wait, but well worth it. Heli will surely be remembered as one of the most powerful films released this year. We went to talk to the director about the Mexican Drug War,...

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Feature: Interview with director Jia Zhangke – A Touch of Sin

Feature: Interview with director Jia Zhangke – A Touch of Sin

Review - A Touch of Sin Show/Hide video transcription 展開/隱藏 專訪全文 English Transcription Q1: Could you please briefly explain A Touch of Sin to the UK audience? My latest film A Touch of Sin is a story about four people who use violence to cope with the violence that is inflicted...

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Interview with Leanne Pooley

Interview with Leanne Pooley

Beyond the Edge  is the first feature length documentary about the first successful ascent of Mount Everest in May 1953 since The Conquest of Everest released the year after the event. The film was directed by Leanne Pooley, who speaks to us here about working with Peter Jackson's 3D experts, filming in the...

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Mat Snead interview

Mat Snead interview

Humans can be difficult when you put them at the centre of a film. Donald Rumsfeld resolutely avoided revealing very much at all to Errol Morris in his documentary The Unknown Known. Nick Broomfield had to do daily contest with the odious beliefs of South African white supremacist Eugene Terreblanche while making...

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Karen Guthrie and Nina Pope interview

Karen Guthrie and Nina Pope interview

We live in the future. We're forever fiddling with gadgets, gizmos, and apps. Yet, try as we might the past just keeps on catching up with us. Jaywick Escapes is an idiosyncratic look at a community that is particularly haunted by the consequences of yesterday. We caught up with the filmmakers to ask them about...

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Charity Wakefield – talks about Day of the Flowers

Charity Wakefield – talks about Day of the Flowers

Day of the Flowers is the new film starring Eva Birthistle and Charity Wakefield as two Scottish sisters who travel to Cuba to scatter their father's ashes in the land he loved. The Cuban-born Royal Ballet dancer Carlos Acosta plays a local dance teacher who helps the women out when they get in trouble. We caught...

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Steve Grant: 2 Guns interview

Steve Grant: 2 Guns interview

With the upcoming release of pew-pew action flick 2 Guns on DVD and Blu-Ray on the 9th of December, we thought we'd sit down and talk to Steve Grant, the man behind the graphic novel the film's based on. With a history of comic work that includes a personal favourite, The Punisher, he's got a fair bit of insight...

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Interview with Jeremy Scahill

Interview with Jeremy Scahill

Jeremy Scahill is the journalist whose new documentary Dirty Wars uncovers some of the unpleasant things that the US government and their allies - including the UK - get up to in the name of the War on Terror. The film was four years in the making and is powerful viewing. No doubt a thorn in the side of...

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The subjective platform: an interview with Mike Lerner

The subjective platform: an interview with Mike Lerner

There’s a lot of crossover between documentary filmmaking and journalism. In fact, you could argue that the former is actually part of the latter, rather than part of cinema. When I got a chance to speak with Mike Lerner, the director of Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer, I felt content that there was someone on the...

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Milius interview – Joey Figueroa and Zak Knutson

Milius interview –  Joey Figueroa and Zak Knutson

All movie lovers and every fan of a good yarn should love Milius, the new documentary about the legendary New Hollywood writer and director John Milius. Last week we managed to catch up with the film's two directors, Joey Figueroa and Zak Knutson, to talk about the man, their film and points...

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