We spoke to Katsuya Tomita at Locarno to talk about his latest film BANGKOK NITES, the intersections shared in Japan and Thailand’s histories and identity, the process behind the film, and the inspiration other filmmakers had on the work.
We spoke to film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum at MIFF 2016 about the Jerry Lewis retrospective, the evolution of film criticism and his experiences with Fuller, Tati, Rivette, Kiarostami and more.
Philippe Grandrieux’s fourth feature film is an experimental and intimate melodrama fixated on the sensation of touch.
Truth proves stranger than fiction in this North Korean tale of abduction, love, and stardom from directors Ross Adam and Robert Cannan.
Alexandra Heller-Nicholas dives deep into the underseen and oft-underappreciated films of director Elaine May, whose A NEW LEAF screened at Melbourne International Film Festival this year.
In time for the Australian federal election, a new video essay from Conor Bateman on Bob Connolly and Robin Anderson’s RATS IN THE RANKS, which is 20 years old this year.
Director Matias Piñeiro relocates to America in HERMIA & HELENA, his latest riff on Shakespeare that manages to be both exciting and moving.
Żuławski’s Cosmos is a metaphysical melodrama dense with references, and a suitably enigmatic swansong for the Polish auteur.
The adaptation of Mike Carey’s 2014 novel is a refreshing take on post-apocalyptic sci-fi, with an excellent breakout performance by Sennia Nanua.
Robert Greene’s investigation of the on-air suicide of newscaster Christine Chubbuck is admirably engaged with the ethics of documentary, though not especially nuanced.
We spoke to Anocha Suwichakornpong at Locarno to talk about her latest film BY THE TIME IT GETS DARK, the process behind the work, and the broader cinematic landscape within Thailand today.
Zhao Liang’s new documentary offers a visually arresting exploration of labour, through wordless portraiture and surreal visual flourishes.
This year’s Melbourne International Film Festival brought a customary showcase of renowned international shorts. Andréas Giannopoulos looks at how they explore new and exciting ways of storytelling.
The directorial debut of screenwriter James Schamus, INDIGNATION enriches the Philip Roth source material with an old-fashioned sensibility.
We spoke to Ralitza Petrova at Locarno about her Golden Leopard winner, GODLESS, the process behind the work, and the future of Bulgarian cinema.
KEDI is an endearing portrait of the history of Istanbul, told with minimal dialogue and sentiment through the eyes of its cats.