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40 articles available in total starting from 27/04/2021. Last article published on 19/07/2021.

Asghar Farhadi  • Director of A Hero

Interview: Asghar Farhadi • Director of A Hero

“When people say, ‘You’re on TV,’ it means you’re on the side of the government”

CANNES 2021: The Iranian director, quite the hero himself, is back in his home country after his Spanish sojourn Everybody Knows  

14/07 | Cannes 2021 | Competition

Mia Hansen-Løve  • Director of Bergman Island

Interview: Mia Hansen-Løve • Director of Bergman Island

“You’d think his almighty presence would feel very intimidating, but to me it was the opposite”

CANNES 2021: Not just an homage to the mega-auteur of cinema and his mythical home, the French director’s film is also a homecoming of sorts for her  

14/07 | Cannes 2021 | Competition

Review: A Hero

Review: A Hero

CANNES 2021: Asghar Farhadi makes a satire on how social media is used to win over the court of public opinion in a film made in his signature style, with plenty of unexpected twists and turns  

14/07 | Cannes 2021 | Competition

Review: Titane

Review: Titane

CANNES 2021: In her mind-blowing uppercut of a movie, Julia Ducournau shows it’s ok to love your car – just remember to use contraception  

14/07 | Cannes 2021 | Competition

Nadav Lapid  • Director of Ahed’s Knee

Interview: Nadav Lapid • Director of Ahed’s Knee

“I’m not script-driven in the traditional way; the lead character is the existential melody of the film, the heart, the music”

CANNES 2021: The Israeli director discusses his formally bold new film, how a typical “Lapid” protagonist is born and the influence of rap music on his approach to performance  

13/07 | Cannes 2021 | Competition

Review: Petrov’s Flu

Review: Petrov’s Flu

CANNES 2021: Two-and-a-half hours of Russianness at its most feverish, when served right, can be quite a sight, as proven by Kirill Serebrennikov  

13/07 | Cannes 2021 | Competition

Review: The French Dispatch

Review: The French Dispatch

CANNES 2021: Wes Anderson delivers the final issue of a magazine that’s full of life, but some pages it’s just better to skip  

13/07 | Cannes 2021 | Competition

Sebastian Meise  • Director of Great Freedom

Interview: Sebastian Meise • Director of Great Freedom

"My film tells a story of tragic fate in an era where love is treated as crime"

CANNES 2021: The Austrian director discusses homosexuality, post-war Germany and his film, one of the sensations in this year's Un Certain Regard  

13/07 | Cannes 2021 | Un Certain Regard

Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, Achouackh Abakar  • Director of and actress in Lingui, The Sacred Bonds

Interview: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, Achouackh Abakar • Director of and actress in Lingui, The Sacred Bonds

"The film is about a woman bravely taking her destiny into her own hands, but also about a country where women help each other"

CANNES 2021: The Chadian director is back in the Palme d'Or competition with his new film, which follows a woman surmounting social and religious taboos  

13/07 | Cannes 2021 | Competition

Juho Kuosmanen  • Director of Compartment No. 6

Interview: Juho Kuosmanen • Director of Compartment No. 6

“I always like to remember a good rule that some wise film person said: try to lie as little as possible”

CANNES 2021: The Finnish director talks us through his latest effort, which follows his 2016 Un Certain Regard-winning The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki  

12/07 | Cannes 2021 | Competition

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