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521 articles available in total starting from 01/09/2017. Last article published on 18/10/2021.

Michael Pearce  • Director of Encounter

Interview: Michael Pearce • Director of Encounter

“I wanted to explore that coming-of-age moment when you become a peer to your parent”

We talked to the British director about his film, which stars Riz Ahmed as a father determined to save his two sons from an alien invasion  

18/10 | London 2021

Playground and Hit the Road win big at BFI London

Playground and Hit the Road win big at BFI London

Laura Wandel’s film has scooped the Sutherland Award in the First Feature Competition, while Panah Panahi’s feature won the Best Film Award in the Official Competition  

18/10 | London 2021 | Awards

Review: Between Two Dawns

Review: Between Two Dawns

Selman Nacar bows in New Directors with the picaresque journey of the son of a Turkish factory owner living under the umbrella of his father  

01/10 | San Sebastián 2021 | New Directors

Bent Hamer • Director of The Middle Man

Interview: Bent Hamer • Director of The Middle Man

“The human aspect of the story always has to be there to attract me”

The Norwegian filmmaker talked to Cineuropa about his new film and how it explores human dynamics within communities when bad news need to be shared  

27/09 | Toronto 2021 | Special Presentations

Thierry de Peretti • Director of Undercover

Interview: Thierry de Peretti • Director of Undercover

“Cinema allows us to show the ambiguities of journalists’ working methods”

The French director spoke to Cineuropa about his competition film and revealed why you can learn a lot about the state from the way it deals with crime  

27/09 | San Sebastián 2021 | Competition

Selman Nacar • Director of Between Two Dawns

Interview: Selman Nacar • Director of Between Two Dawns

“San Sebastián is the only place that could heal me as a filmmaker”

Cineuropa caught up with the Turkish director after the world premiere of his debut film, which last year won a couple of work-in-progress prizes at this very festival  

27/09 | San Sebastián 2021 | New Directors

Tea Lindeburg  • Director of As In Heaven

Interview: Tea Lindeburg • Director of As In Heaven

"There are still 300,000 women a year who die in childbirth"

The Danish director's feature debut centres on a teenage girl in the late 1800s who sees her dream of getting an education threatened when her mother goes into a complicated labour  

24/09 | San Sebastián 2021 | Competition

Alina Grigore • Director of Blue Moon

Interview: Alina Grigore • Director of Blue Moon

"I was the only girl in my village who was able to pursue further education"

The writer-director chatted with Cineuropa about dysfunctional families, going back to her village with an education, and the difference between a psychological rhythm and logical storytelling  

22/09 | San Sebastián 2021 | Competition

Lucile Hadzihalilovic • Director of Earwig

Interview: Lucile Hadzihalilovic • Director of Earwig

“This film is in the head of a man who is lost”

The third feature by the French director is her first in English; its European premiere is taking place in competition at San Sebastián, where Cineuropa spoke to her  

22/09 | San Sebastián 2021 | Competition

Belfast wins the People’s Choice Award at Toronto

Belfast wins the People’s Choice Award at Toronto

Kenneth Branagh has taken home the coveted prize often seen as an indicator of Oscars glory, while Kamila Andini’s Yuni won the Platform Prize  

20/09 | Toronto 2021 | Awards

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