In Conversation

Rian Johnson: ‘Sondheim’s my guy’

By Adam Woodward

The writer/director of Glass Onion talks musicals, murder mysteries, and the sartorial secrets of master detective Benoit Blanc.

Luca Guadagnino: ‘I hate drama’

By Hannah Strong

The Italian director behind A Bigger Splash, Call Me By Your Name and Suspiria talks flies, flesh and Timothée Chalamet in his horror-romance Bones and All.

James Gray: ‘I’m supposed to show you all my vulnerabilities, that’s the reason I do it’

By Hannah Strong

The director of Armageddon Time reflects on how his childhood inspired his deeply affecting drama about societal tensions in 1970s New York.

Charlotte Wells: ‘Adults are locked in the roles that they perform for kids’

By Rafa Sales Ross

The Scottish filmmaker behind breakout indie Aftersun explains the complex process of portraying memory in cinema.

Meet Panos H Koutras: Greece’s own King of Trash

By Vince Medeiros

LWLies speak to the director of the outrageous farce, Dodo, at the the 2022 Thessaloniki Film Festival.

Sebastián Lelio: ‘We need better stories if we want to have better societies’

By Marina Ashioti

The Chilean director on the very contemporary political and philosophical questions at the core of literary period piece, The Wonder.

Chris Butler on ParaNorman: ‘We wanted it to feel like a rollercoaster’

By Callie Petch

The co-director of the weird and wonderful stop motion modern classic ParaNorman reflects on the film's legacy a decade later.

Ruben Östlund: ‘I was interested in beauty as a currency’

By Ella Kemp

The two-time Palme d'Or-winning provocateur chats idealism, misogyny and modeling as Triangle of Sadness hits cinemas.

‘Our pact with the devil was to try and pull it off’ – Ghostwatch at 30

By Simon Bland

Creator Stephen Volk and director Lesley Manning reflect on the chaos and unlikely impact of their meta-Halloween horror.

Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell on The Banshees of Inisherin

By Hannah Strong

The stars of Martin McDonagh's latest reflect on their reunion on the islands of Inishmore and Achill, the scars of the Irish Civil War, and the weight of artistic legacy.

Shadows and Fog: a conversation with Park Chan-wook

By Iana Murray

The incomparable South Korean filmmaker reflects on his dreamy neo-noir, Decision to Leave.

Animal Instincts: a conversation with Tang Wei

By David Jenkins

She delivers arguably one of the greatest performances in a Park Chan-wook film, but how did Tang Wei build the enigmatic suspected murderer, Seo-rae?

Ollie Laker: ‘More people have been up Mount Everest than to the rainforest canopy’

By Melita Cameron-Wood

For rope access and rigging expert Ollie Laker, filming high above the trees is just another day at the office.

Anthony Marra: ‘For every Billy Wilder there is someone like Bertolt Brecht’

By Ben Nicholson

In his first novel since being named one of Granta’s Best Young American Novelists in 2017, Anthony Marra turns his attention to old Hollywood.

Don Hertzfeldt on It’s Such a Beautiful Day at 10

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

A dialogue with the humble, perspicacious and very funny director of one of the film masterpieces of the 21st century.

Lena Dunham: ‘It was like we were all getting PhDs in Medieval history’

By Emma Fraser

The filmmaker, writer and actor talks about the long journey to adapt the medieval coming-of-age dramedy Catherine, Called Birdy.

The art of adapting short films into feature-length movies

By Marina Ashioti

Eddie Sternberg discusses the risks and challenges of expanding his 2015 short into a feature-length film.

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