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2338 articles available in total starting from 10/06/2002. Last article published on 25/11/2021.

Julia von Heinz, Olivier Guerpillon, Jaco Van Dormael and Michael Winterbottom   • Directors of Isolation

Interview: Julia von Heinz, Olivier Guerpillon, Jaco Van Dormael and Michael Winterbottom • Directors of Isolation

"We pretend to be in control, but we're not controlling anything"

VENICE 2021: The directors took part in the anthology documentary, in which they each recount the effects of the pandemic on their respective countries  

10/09 | Venice 2021 | Giornate degli Autori

Claude Schmitz • Director of Lucie Loses Her Horse

Interview: Claude Schmitz • Director of Lucie Loses Her Horse

"The making of a poetic material fascinates me"

The film and theatre director talks about his feature debut, a hybrid and dreamlike film  

10/09 | BRIFF 2021

Gabriele Mainetti • Director of Freaks Out

Interview: Gabriele Mainetti • Director of Freaks Out

Freaks Out is a child of the historic Trump era”

VENICE 2021: The Italian director speaks about his second work, the film’s music and the production challenges associated with such a colossal project, which was a long time in the making  

09/09 | Venice 2021 | Competition

Review: Freaks Out

Review: Freaks Out

VENICE 2021: Gabriele Mainetti’s second film blends pure entertainment with a reflection on diversity, but its tendency towards appropriation results in a feeling of déjà vu  

09/09 | Venice 2021 | Competition

Review: Becoming Mona

Review: Becoming Mona

Sabine Lubbe Bakker and Niels van Koevorden paint the portrait of a woman condemned by her own kindness and worry for others to live in the shadows of those she loves  

09/09 | BRIFF 2021

Fred De Loof  • Director of Totem

Interview: Fred De Loof • Director of Totem

"I was looking for a very classic film effect to counterbalance the slightly heavy-handed humour and endless teasing"

We spent a bit of time with the Belgian filmmaker who spoke to us about his off-the-wall first feature film, which is a deliciously coarse comedy shot on a low budget  

09/09 | BRIFF 2021

Review: My Night

Review: My Night

VENICE 2021: Casting director Antoinette Boulat delivers a moving, paradoxical, unusual but uneven first feature film, following in the wake of charismatic acting revelation Lou Lampros  

08/09 | Venice 2021 | Orizzonti Extra

Review: Lucie Loses Her Horse

Review: Lucie Loses Her Horse

Claude Schmitz offers a dreamlike tale, an ode to theatre life, and a loose wandering through the psyche of an actress at the dawn of a new role  

08/09 | BRIFF 2021

Antoine Barraud  • Director of Madeleine Collins

Interview: Antoine Barraud • Director of Madeleine Collins

"For those people who lie, life is always scary"

VENICE 2021: The French director presents his third feature, toplined by Virginie Efira as a woman who leads a double life immersed in secrets and lies  

07/09 | Venise 2021 | Giornate degli Autori

Review: Rookie

Review: Rookie

Lieven Van Baelen offers a dizzying trip into the world of road racing, full of adrenaline and audacity, but also of often toxic masculinity and many broken dreams  

07/09 | BRIFF 2021

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