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Teresa Vena


43 articles available in total starting from 09/04/2018. Last article published on 23/11/2020.

My Mexican Bretzel wins the International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg

My Mexican Bretzel wins the International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg

Spanish director Nuria Giménez Lorang's first feature has been handed the International Newcomer Award for Best Director at this year's German gathering, the first under new management  

23/11 | Festivals | Awards | Germany

Sascha Keilholz and Frédéric Jaeger • Festival director and head of programme, International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg

Interview: Sascha Keilholz and Frédéric Jaeger • Festival director and head of programme, International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg

“2020 is the year of debuts, the first steps taken by a whole squad of promising directors”

We talked to Sascha Keilholz and Frédéric Jaeger, the new director and head of programme of the International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg, which goes online from 12-22 November  

12/11 | /Germany

Anne Fontaine  • Director of Night Shift

Interview: Anne Fontaine • Director of Night Shift

"The female character is the one who disrupts the routine – her own fragility leads her to reflect on the humanity of their task"

BERLINALE 2020: We met up with French-Luxembourgish director Anne Fontaine as she presented her new film, Night Shift, in the Berlinale Special section  

02/03 | Berlinale 2020 | Berlinale Special

Christian Petzold  • Director of Undine

Interview: Christian Petzold • Director of Undine

“Undine exists only through men, and that is a horrible curse”

BERLINALE 2020: We sat down with Christian Petzold, the director of Undine, shown in the competition of this year's Berlinale  

29/02 | Berlinale 2020 | Competition

Georgis Grigorakis • Director of Digger

Interview: Georgis Grigorakis • Director of Digger

“Like the protagonists, we embarked upon an external as well as an inner journey”

BERLINALE 2020: We talked to Georgis Grigorakis, the director of Digger, which premiered in the Panorama section  

28/02 | Berlinale 2020 | Panorama

Danilo Caputo  • Director of Sow the Wind

Interview: Danilo Caputo • Director of Sow the Wind

“I kept my eyes peeled for directors who have experience in shooting nature in a very special way”

BERLINALE 2020: We caught up with Danilo Caputo, director of Sow the Wind, which premiered in the Panorama section  

28/02 | Berlinale 2020 | Panorama

Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel  • Directors of Notes From the Underworld

Interview: Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel • Directors of Notes From the Underworld

“Black-and-white images have the advantage that the viewer is less distracted”

BERLINALE 2020: We chatted to Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel, directors of the documentary Notes From the Underworld, which premiered in the Panorama section  

28/02 | Berlinale 2020 | Panorama

Lisa Weber  • Director of Running on Empty

Interview: Lisa Weber • Director of Running on Empty

"It was difficult for me to watch how they were missing every opportunity to get things done, but I learned to accept it"

BERLINALE 2020: We sat down with Lisa Weber, the director of the documentary Running on Empty, which has premiered in the Panorama section  

27/02 | Berlinale 2020 | Panorama

Sébastien Lifshitz  • Director of Little Girl

Interview: Sébastien Lifshitz • Director of Little Girl

“Sasha is a modern-day heroine”

BERLINALE 2020: We talked to Sébastien Lifshitz, the director of the documentary Little Girl, which has premiered in the Panorama section  

26/02 | Berlinale 2020 | Panorama

Iryna Tsilyk  • Director of The Earth Is Blue as an Orange

Interview: Iryna Tsilyk • Director of The Earth Is Blue as an Orange

“For a documentary, you need to spend as much time as possible with the characters you portray”

We spoke to Ukrainian director and author Iryna Tsilyk after the world premiere of her debut full-length documentary, The Earth Is Blue as an Orange, at Sundance  

04/02 | Sundance 2020 | World Cinema Documentary Competition

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