First Person

Chad Stahelski’s five-point guide to shooting great action sequences

By Adam Woodward

The John Wick: Chapter 2 director and onetime stunt double reveals some of the secrets of his craft.

Mike Mills: ‘Filmmaking isn’t therapy for me, I don’t cry on set’

By David Jenkins

The director of 20th Century Women discusses his personalised cine-poem written to his late mother.

How to write a documentary, with the director of Kate Plays Christine

By David Jenkins

Director Robert Greene explains why he won a documentary writing prize at Sundance.

The Greatest: Antoine Fuqua on Denzel Washington

By Adam Woodward

The Magnificent Seven director offers a unique first-hand take on the acting heavyweight’s enduring appeal.

An acting class with Isabelle Huppert

By David Jenkins

The screen icon discusses her craft plus her upcoming roles in Mia Hansen-Løve’s Things to Come and Michael Haneke’s Happy End.

Eva Husson explains why all the actors in Bang Gang are white

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

The French writer/director on the non-diversity casting of her intimate ‘modern love story’.

How to make it as a young actress in the film industry

By Sophie Yapp

Bebe Cave, the young star of Tale of Tales, offers some sage advice for aspiring actors.

Adèle Exarchopoulos on filming inside France’s most notorious prison

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

The young star of Blue is the Warmest Colour talks exclusively about going behind bars for Down by Love.

Can a documentary ever be truly objective?

By David Jenkins

Fire at Sea director Gianfranco Rosi on filming a rural family in their home in the middle of the migrant crisis.

Tropical malady – making a film in the heart of darkness

By Adam Woodward

Embrace of the Serpent director Ciro Guerra on the logistical and spiritual challenge of shooting in a rainforest.

Jeremy Saulnier: ‘The motivations for the violence are all very practical’

By Anton Bitel

The Green Room director offers some sage advice on how to ride the wave of your first indie hit.

Lucile Hadzihalilovic on the evolution of Evolution

By David Jenkins

The French writer/director reveals the steps she took to make her eerie sea-side epic.

Joachim Trier: ‘Making movies takes something out of you every time’

By David Jenkins

The Norwegian director of Louder Than Bombs talks us through the intricacies of his writing process.

Jeff Nichols’ guide to crafting a movie ending

By Adam Woodward

The writer/director of Take Shelter and Midnight Special offers his take on an essential filmmaking skill.

How to shoot a movie outside

By Mathilde Dumazet

Director Tom Geens offers an essential eight-point guide to filming in exterior locations.

Alice Winocour: ‘I put all of my fears into this film’

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

A female director making a tense action thriller is a rare beast. We meet a new and great one.

Alejandro González Iñárritu defines cinema

By Adam Woodward

The Revenant director offers a personal and profound response to one of life’s biggest questions.

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