In Conversation

Hal Hartley: ‘I try to juxtapose the male gaze with female independence’

By Matt Thrift

The prolific independent filmmaker reflects on his career ahead of Henry Fool’s 20th anniversary.

Toni Collette: ‘This film tackles the idea that it’s taboo to talk about grief’

By Hannah Woodhead

The star of Ari Aster’s Hereditary talks grief, audiobooks and why we should all go to the cinema more often.

Lucrecia Martel: ‘History is more arbitrary than science fiction’

By Matt Thrift

It took the best part of a decade to bring Zama to the big screen. Its writer/director tells us about her epic journey.

Andrew Niccol: ‘There was no war for our privacy, we gave ourselves away’

By Lou Thomas

The writer/director of Gattaca and Anon offers his thoughts on the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Willy Vlautin on the art of working class storytelling

By Ian Gilchrist

The American novelist and former Richmond Fontaine frontman discusses the latest adaptation of his work, Lean on Pete.

How we launched Studio Ponoc by Yoshiaki Nishimura and Hiromasa Yonebayashi

By Michael Leader

The creative minds behind Japan’s newest animation house share their vision for the future.

Jessie Buckley: ‘The intimacy that you create on set is crucial’

By Hannah Woodhead

A star-making turn in Beast is set to launch Irish actor Jessie Buckley into the stratosphere.

Claire Denis on how Etta James inspired Let the Sunshine In

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

One of greatest directors working today picks apart the romantic gamesmanship of her wonderful latest.

Valeska Grisebach: ‘The western has always been a very exciting genre’

By David Jenkins

Western is a sensual, rustic drama which pays subtle homage to the classic horse opera, explains its German maker.

Robin Campillo: ‘I love to film things that seem impure in cinema’

By Manuela Lazic

The Moroccan-born French director recalls the excitement of being a member of Act Up.

Anya Taylor-Joy and Olivia Cooke on playing nasty in Thoroughbreds

By David Jenkins

The stars of Cory Finley’s venomous chamber comedy discuss getting into their complex characters.

Wes Anderson: ‘I wanted language to play a role without it becoming an obstacle’

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

The US writer/director takes us inside his spellbinding stop-motion opus Isle of Dogs.

Lynne Ramsay: ‘Being a filmmaker is like being a psychoanalyst’

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

The You Were Never Really director talks framing violence and working with Joaquin Phoenix and Jonny Greenwood.

Joaquin Phoenix: ‘I always look to work with people that push me’

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

It’s hammer time for the famously intense leading man ahead of his starring role in You Were Never Really Here.

Daniela Vega: ‘Trans people have existed for as long as humans have’

By Phil Concannon

The Chilean star of Sebastián Lelio’s A Fantastic Woman offers her take on the film’s powerful message.

Guillermo del Toro: ‘Perversity is always in the eye of the beholder’

By David Jenkins

The master fabulist behind The Shape of Water talks sex, movies and what makes a monster tick.

Greta Gerwig: ‘I like the process of how a film becomes owned by different people’

By David Jenkins

The Lady Bird director espouses filmmaking as a team game and writing scripts inspired by personal memory.

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