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160 articles available in total starting from 15/03/2018. Last article published on 19/11/2021.

Laurynas Bareisa  • Director of Pilgrims

Interview: Laurynas Bareisa • Director of Pilgrims

“I pick out the crimes from the news stories, then I imagine what happens outside of the violent parts”

VENICE 2021: The Lithuanian helmer discusses the relationship between his debut feature and his previous shorts, as well as visiting some strangely sacred places  

10/09 | Venice 2021 | Orizzonti

Review: Pilgrims

Review: Pilgrims

VENICE 2021: In Laurynas Bareisa's feature debut, layer after layer is unravelled as an odd couple with a shared trauma looks into an unsettling past  

09/09 | Venice 2021 | Orizzonti

Laura Bispuri  • Director of The Peacock's Paradise

Interview: Laura Bispuri • Director of The Peacock's Paradise

“You are all invited to sit down at the table with my family of protagonists”

VENICE 2021: The Italian director breaks down her “difficult third work”, her relationship with actress Alba Rohrwacher and more  

07/09 | Venice 2021 | Orizzonti

Xavier Giannoli  • Director of Lost Illusions

Interview: Xavier Giannoli • Director of Lost Illusions

“As a filmmaker, I hope that the audience can see the beauty of this civilisation, but also the cruelty”

VENICE 2021: With his adaptation of Honoré de Balzac’s work, a long obsession is finally put to rest, with the director revisiting “the matrix of the modern world as we know it”  

07/09 | Venice 2021 | Competition

Review: The Peacock’s Paradise

Review: The Peacock’s Paradise

VENICE 2021: Laura Bispuri portrays a fidgety family gathering, but the secrets and lies hidden here have been more intricately dealt with elsewhere  

07/09 | Venice 2021 | Orizzonti

Review: Lost Illusions

Review: Lost Illusions

VENICE 2021: Xavier Giannoli’s lavish Balzac canvas is a colourful ride through the Paris of the splendiferous 1820s  

07/09 | Venice 2021 | Competition

Review: The Hand of God

Review: The Hand of God

VENICE 2021: “Amarcording” the Naples of his youth, Paolo Sorrentino gets to eat his Fellini cake and have his own, too  

04/09 | Venice 2021 | Competition

Thomas Kruithof  • Director of Promises

Interview: Thomas Kruithof • Director of Promises

“This is a battlefield where each character is a soldier with a territory to defend, and where only the viewer has the full picture”

VENICE 2021: Unlike some of his characters, the French director reflects on the more complex aspects of things  

03/09 | Venice 2021 | Orizzonti

Gyda Velvin Myklebust • Programme director, New Nordic Films, Haugesund

Interview: Gyda Velvin Myklebust • Programme director, New Nordic Films, Haugesund

“This year, I felt we returned to focusing on an actual festival and a film market”

The programme director of New Nordic Films assesses the 2021 edition and discusses the current state of Nordic cinema  

31/08 | Haugesund 2021 | New Nordic Films

Charlotte Sieling • Director of Margrete – Queen of the North

Interview: Charlotte Sieling • Director of Margrete – Queen of the North

“Don’t mention the ending when you write about our film, ever. It should be treated as a crime mystery – ‘The Mystery of False Olof’”

The Danish director discusses her film about the monarch that ruled Scandinavia  

30/08 | Haugesund 2021

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