Interviews

Interview with Umut Dağ

Interview with Umut Dağ

One of the softest spoken, but most affecting films to be released this week must be Kuma. We caught up with the director Umut Dağ. The film is set in a family of traditional Turkish immigrants to Vienna and looks at the phenomenon of second wives, or rather it looks at a close knit family and what...

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Mason Cardiff interview

Mason Cardiff interview

Mason Cardiff's new short film is difficult to classify. Nowhere in Particular has an uncanny atmosphere and some fantastic twists in the tale, but is also funny, and hints at romance. This Irish-set film is the first film he's directed and last week Stephen Fry recommended it on his gigantically popular Twitter...

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Matteo Garrone interview

Matteo Garrone interview

Reality is the new film from Matteo Garrone, the Italian film director who is probably best known for Gomorrah, his film about the Neopolitan mafia known as the Camorra. While his earlier film ripped away the romantic illusions surrounding the mafia, this film takes a slightly surreal look at our current...

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Deep thought – an interview with Baltasar Kormákur

Deep thought – an interview with Baltasar Kormákur

It's not every day I get to speak to someone who has the same passion for personal stories and discussing humanity in media that I do. Recently, I had that chance when I spoke to director Baltasar Kormákur about his latest film, The Deep. I open by being honest - it's a nice change to see a film that...

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Interview: Tobias Tobbell on Confine

Interview: Tobias Tobbell on Confine

Award-winning filmmaker Tobias Tobell is the writer and director of the upcoming British thriller Confine, which sees a vulnerable model taken hostage in her own home. We caught up with Tobias to get some insights into his film. Confine is one of the most heart-pounding and tense films I have seen in a...

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David McGillivray discusses British sex comedies

David McGillivray discusses British sex comedies

In the field of British sex film scholarship, one name is heard above all others: David McGillivray. Having worked as a film critic, screenwriter, actor, and producer during the golden age of British sex comedies, he is the natural authority to turn to when discussing Network Distributing's releases of the genre...

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Craig Viveiros interview

Craig Viveiros interview

The Liability is an exciting, quirky British hitman movie out this week starring Tim Roth, Peter Mullan, Talulah Riley and Jack O'Connell. With some great performances and very funny dialogue, the film is the sort of British indie film that we should all support. We managed to have a few minutes with the director...

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Populaire interview – Régis Roinsard, Déborah François and Romain Duris

Populaire interview – Régis Roinsard, Déborah François and Romain Duris

Populaire is the charming new romantic comedy from first-time director Régis Roinsard. Whimsical, funny, vivid and fast paced, the film looks like it will be a hit. We caught up with Roinsard and the film's stars, Déborah François and Romain Duris, to talk Fifties style, speed typing and the modern lust for...

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Kristin Scott Thomas and François Ozon interview

Kristin Scott Thomas and François Ozon interview

This week François Ozon's new film In the House comes out starring Kristin Scott Thomas, Fabrice Luchini, and Emmannuelle Seigner. The film review went to a round table to talk to François and Kristin. The film follows a 16-year-old school boy who insinuates his way into a French family's house and...

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Michał Marczak Interview – Director of F*ck for Forest

Michał Marczak Interview – Director of F*ck for Forest

The success of a documentary is made up of two principle elements: its subject matter and the way the filmmaker tells his story. Polish director Michał Marczak has surely won half the battle by finding a topic that makes his film stand out like a streaker on Cup Final day. His new film is called Fuck...

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