INTERVIEW | François Ozon – “I’m not a director who tries to give messages, I try to ask questions”

Frantz is an atypical film in François Ozon’s canon, even he admits, jokingly calling it his most ‘chaste’ movie to-date “with just a small kiss between the two characters.

May 10, 2017 | FilmInterview

Interview: Actor and comedian Simon Farnaby talks creating Mindhorn

When actor Richard Thorncroft receives a phone call from the Isle of Mann police, it’s one gig that the down-on-his-luck thespian can’t turn down.

May 5, 2017 | FilmInterview

Interview: Candid cover star and Patriots Day’s Alex Wolff

Out on the 23rd of February in the UK, Patriots Day has been hailed a triumph of a film and our cover star, Alex Wolff plays one of the titular characters.

February 16, 2017 | FilmInterview

James Schamus interview: ‘I might as well risk flopping’

The first thing James Schamus says when we sit down to chat is that he likes my shoes.

November 17, 2016 | FilmInterview

Anne Fontaine interview: ‘Hearing it is stronger than seeing it’

With the majority of director Anne Fontaine’s films having a contemporary setting, her latest offering, The Innocents, seems somewhat removed from her previous work.

November 11, 2016 | FilmInterview

Brian Gleeson interview: ‘the character relies on the dialogue’

Tiger Raid is the debut film by upcoming director and screenwriter Simon Dixon and follows the story of two Irish mercenaries Joe (Brian Gleeson) and Paddy (Damien Moloney) who are travelling the deserts of Iraq with orders to kidnap an Iraqi woman.

October 7, 2016 | FilmInterview

Ira Sachs interview: ‘I’m a troubled American’

If Ira Sachs has settled into a niche, it’s clearly a comfortable one.

September 23, 2016 | FilmInterview

David Mackenzie interview: ‘I think I’m getting better at making movies’

David Mackenzie is hardly new to the film industry, releasing his debut feature, The Last Great Wilderness, back in 2002.

September 5, 2016 | FilmInterview

Jaco Van Dormael interview: ‘I hope that I never become God’

Acclaimed director Jaco Van Dormael’s latest film The Brand New Testament is a departure from his usual fare, drifting from drama to comedy.

August 15, 2016 | FilmInterview

Todd Solondz interview: ‘The dog is just dumb’

Wiener-Dog, writer-director Todd Solondz’s eighth feature film, is not about a dog–wiener or otherwise.

August 12, 2016 | FilmInterview

Read Our Exclusive Interview With Actor Nick Hendrix

Currently filming the internationally renowned series Midsomer Murders, playing new sidekick DS Jamie Winter, Nick Hendrix is an anticipated rising star on screen.

July 25, 2016 | FilmInterview

Eva Husson interview: ‘I’ve never had an interest in group sex’

A first feature film is a filmmaker’s best opportunity to make his or her mark, to fully assert themselves as a cinematic voice to be reckoned with.

June 17, 2016 | FilmInterview

Toby Jones interview: ‘It felt very un-American’

If you’ve seen any major, mainstream sci-fi or fantasy movie in the last decade, there are good odds you’ve seen Toby Jones.

June 15, 2016 | FilmInterview

Bebe Cave interview: ‘Every day on set I was surprised’

As first major film roles go, appearing in an Italian auteur’s demented collection of fairy tales, appearing alongside Toby Jones, an ogre, and a giant flea has to be one of the more memorable.

June 10, 2016 | FilmInterview

Kate Beckinsale interview: ‘I did a little PhD in Jane Austen’

It’s possible that Kate Beckinsale has been a bit undersold by a career so far dominated by the likes of four entries in the Underworld franchise (with a fifth on the way) and a few recent duds like the Total Recall remake or last year’s Absolutely Anything.

May 27, 2016 | FilmInterview

Whit Stillman interview: ‘I don’t think Jane Austen was feminist’

Whit Stillman’s slim filmography belies the depth of his contributions to cinema.

May 26, 2016 | FilmInterview

Andrew Steggall interview: ‘Everybody knows about love and loneliness’

Despite having written and directed four short films before venturing into feature-length with his outstanding debut Departure, British filmmaker Andrew Steggall comes from theatre, having trained as an actor at London’s Central School Of Speech and Drama and later turning to theatre directing.

May 21, 2016 | FilmInterview

Lucile Hadzihalilovic interview: ‘The adult world is something mysterious’

Lucile Hadzihalilovic isn’t exactly a household name – and not just because most of us wouldn’t be quite sure how to pronounce it.

May 5, 2016 | FilmInterview

Jayan Cherian interview: ‘India is in a historical freeze frame’

Documentarian Jayan Cherian’s debut fiction feature, Papilio Buddha, proved so controversial that it was banned in his native India, despite international acclaim.

March 24, 2016 | FestivalsFilmInterview

Mark Tildesley interview: ‘High-Rise floats in a world that’s slightly strange’

With its titular monolithic housing block and alt-’70s setting, Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise is a bit of a design dream – even if the film itself hews closer to nightmares.

March 18, 2016 | FilmInterview

Ben Wheatley interview: ‘High-Rise looks like a playbook for the modern world’

Ben Wheatley has been one of British cinema’s critical darlings ever since his 2009 feature debut Down Terrace, and he’s continued to experiment with form and genre since with the likes of Kill List, Sightseers and A Field in England.

March 16, 2016 | FilmInterview