Monday, March 30th, 2015
On his Wild Tales
Tuesday, March 10th, 2015
The multi-talented Ms talks (In)Appropriate Behaviour
Saturday, March 7th, 2015
The director of The Duke of Burgundy talks S&M
Monday, November 17th, 2014
"I never knew the old Vienna before the war, with its Strauss music, its glamour and easy charm"
Wednesday, June 11th, 2014
The very special allure of "La Binoche"
Thursday, April 17th, 2014
WITH its third edition, which concluded on Wednesday, the Panama International Film Festival continued the year-on-year growth that is turning it into one of the region’s most important showcases for Ibero-American cinema. For the first time this...
Friday, February 28th, 2014
JUST 10 years ago, the idea of having a film festival strand focussed on contemporary Chilean cinema would have seemed like an affectation. There was nothing. The film scene in the South American country was as arid...
Monday, February 17th, 2014
ALONG with the Greeks, Latin American directors seem to have cornered the market in dramas about contemporary society falling apart at the seams – particularly bourgeois society, undone by paranoia as much as a disgruntled underclass climbing...
Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
CHIARA Mastroianni recalls a childhood visit in the late Seventies to Rome’s famed Cinecittà Studios, and the film set of Fellini’s typically extravagant City of Women, in which her father Marcello Mastroianni was starring. “Imagine when you’re...
Thursday, May 23rd, 2013
THE French director Olivier Assayas describes his 2010 film Carlos as “part politics, part Scarface.” It’s an apt summary of a five-hour epic, originally made for TV but released to great acclaim in cinemas, which charted the...
Friday, March 29th, 2013
FRANÇOIS Ozon is one of France’s most mercurial directors, his country’s equivalent, in some respects, to our own Michael Winterbottom – prolific, and constantly on the move between genres. He’s made a musical (8 Women), a marital...
Friday, February 22nd, 2013
An Oscar nomination for a political film is like a spoilt ballot paper – redundant. Can 2013 buck the trend? AN intriguing aspect of this year’s battle for Oscar has been the early assurance with which pundits...