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292 articles available in total starting from 24/02/2003. Last article published on 20/02/2020.

Anna Falguères and John Shank • Directors of Pompei

Interview: Anna Falguères and John Shank • Directors of Pompei

"We wanted to free ourselves from a modern-day form of realism so as to broaden the film’s scope"

BERLINALE 2020: We met with Anna Falguères and John Shank whose first feature film Pompéi is screening within the Generation 14plus line-up  

20/02 | Berlinale 2020 | Generation

Zoé Wittock • Director of Jumbo

Interview: Zoé Wittock • Director of Jumbo

"The difficult thing was maintaining the right balance between reality and fantasy"

Young Belgian director Zoé Wittock returns with her first feature film Jumbo, a fairy tale-teen movie crossover, screened in the Berlinale’s Generation line-up  

20/02 | Berlinale 2020 | Generation

Stéphane Demoustier • Director of The Girl With A Bracelet

Interview: Stéphane Demoustier • Director of The Girl With A Bracelet

"Do we really know our children?"

On the eve of its French release, Stéphane Demoustier talks to us about his second feature film, The Girl With A Bracelet, first discovered in Locarno  

11/02 | France/Belgium

Adèle Exarchopoulos to play an air hostess in Emmanuel Marre’s feature debut, Carpe Diem

Adèle Exarchopoulos to play an air hostess in Emmanuel Marre’s feature debut, Carpe Diem

The director of the head-turning shorts Castle to Castle and Le Film de l’été is making his feature debut with a variation on the theme of the low-cost lifestyle  

11/02 | Production | Funding | Belgium/France

Kaouther Ben Hania’s The Man Who Sold His Skin currently in post-production

Kaouther Ben Hania’s The Man Who Sold His Skin currently in post-production

The Tunisian helmer’s new drama will star Yahya Mahayni, Monica Bellucci, Koen de Bouw, Dea Liane and Wim Delvoye in the lead roles  

04/02 | Production | Funding | France/Tunisia/Germany/ Belgium/Sweden/Canada/Turkey

Review: Merry Christmas, Yiwu

Review: Merry Christmas, Yiwu

Mladen Kovačević paints a fascinating portrait of the city of Yiwu in China, which produces over two-thirds of the world’s Christmas decorations  

30/01 | IFFR 2020 | Bright Future

Review: Jumbo

Review: Jumbo

Belgium’s Zoé Wittock sticks her neck out with a screwball, metaphorical first feature film, a highly original yet unfulfilling offering in which Noémie Merlant shines bright  

29/01 | Sundance 2020 | World Cinema Dramatic Competition

Mladen Kovačević  • Director of Merry Christmas, Yiwu

Interview: Mladen Kovačević • Director of Merry Christmas, Yiwu

"I wanted to make a film about the complexities of the real China"

We chatted to Serbian filmmaker Mladen Kovačević, whose latest documentary, Merry Christmas, Yiwu, has just world-premiered in Rotterdam's Bright Future section  

28/01 | IFFR 2020 | Bright Future

Review: Working Girls

Review: Working Girls

Anne Paulicévich and Frédéric Fonteyne present a choral portrait of three everyday heroines leading double lives in order to make ends meet  

27/01 | IFFR 2020 | Voices Limelight

Anne Paulicevich and Frédéric Fonteyne • Directors of Working Girls

Interview: Anne Paulicevich and Frédéric Fonteyne • Directors of Working Girls

“We wanted to explore a female form of heroism”

We met with Anne Paulicevich and Frédéric Fonteyne to talk about their film Working Girls, selected in the IFFR  

27/01 | IFFR 2020 | Voices Limelight