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Channing Godfrey Peoples: ‘I’ve always been fascinated with lineage’

By Rogan Graham

Don’t be fooled by the surface-level frivolity of Miss Juneteenth says its canny, thoughtful director.

Amy Seimetz: ‘There is no waking up from death’

By Lillian Crawford

The director of She Dies Tomorrow opens up about how anxiety and existential dread feed her creative spirit.

John David Washington: ‘I’m better acquainted with heights now’

By Kambole Campbell

The star of Christopher Nolan’s Tenet revels in the toil of making an experimental mega blockbuster.

Shannon Murphy: ‘At film school they made me believe I couldn’t be an auteur’

By David Jenkins

The Australian director discusses her debut, Babyteeth, and why she’s perfectly happy making other people’s scripts.

Claire Oakley: ‘The whole film is about describing the feelings of this young woman’

By Elena Lazic

How a fascination with female desire inspired the first-time director of the excellent Make Up.

Eliza Hittman: ‘I sat down with abortion providers to try to understand the story I wanted to tell’

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

The writer/director on how first-hand research informed her ‘poetic odyssey’, Never Rarely Sometimes Always.

Kitty Green on why The Assistant goes way beyond Weinstein

By Beth Webb

The American filmmaker’s debut narrative feature is the perfect drama for the post #MeToo era.

Haifaa Al Mansour: ‘It’s amazing to shape art in Saudi Arabia’

By Fatima Sheriff

The Saudi Arabian iconoclast details the tribulations of making The Perfect Candidate.

Levan Akin: ‘A lot of people in Georgia are living secret lives’

By Jack King

The director of And Then We Danced discusses his film’s impact on the LGBT+ community in Georgia and beyond.

Richard Stanley: ‘I got a phone call at 3am from a guy claiming to be Nic Cage’

By Matt Thrift

The cult director discusses his long-awaited return to mainstream filmmaking with Color Out of Space.

Céline Sciamma: ‘I had a desire to show the birth of longing’

By Elena Lazic

The director of Portrait of a Lady on Fire discusses her monument to female artists and their intense gaze.

Jessica Hausner: ‘Happiness is overrated’

By Adam Woodward

The Lourdes and Amour Fou filmmaker on her unsettling English-language debut, Little Joe.

Adèle Haenel and Noémie Merlant on Portrait of a Lady on Fire

By Elena Lazic

The co-stars of Céline Sciamma’s sumptuous period romance discuss the intimate – and political – nature of the film.

Bong Joon-ho: ‘There is no bunker in my house’

By Prahlad Srihari

The South Korean master dissects his deliciously dark capitalist satire, Parasite.

Willem Dafoe: ‘I stopped eating lobster on this film’

By Adam Woodward

The screen legend on going full seadog in Robert Eggers’ paranoid fantasia, The Lighthouse.

Paul Walter Hauser: ‘We have to hold people in power accountable’

By Hannah Woodhead

The star of Clint Eastwood’s Richard Jewell talks making the step up for his first lead role.

Nicolas Winding Refn on Night Tide and the importance of extreme cinema

By Neil Fox

The director’s ongoing restoration project, byNWR, is breathing new life into forgotten cult movies.

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