In Conversation

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.

Dev Patel: ‘Dickens’ stories are always going to be relevant’

By Hannah Woodhead

The star of The Personal History of David Copperfield on his love of acting and his move into directing.

‘When people came to Rome, they only wanted to meet the Pope and Fellini’

By Matt Thrift

Fiammetta Profili reflects on her time working with Federico Fellini during his final decade.

Kelvin Harrison Jr: ‘Black people are beaten down before we’re celebrated’

By Benjamin Akpan

The rising star of Luce and Waves talks subverting expectations and stereotypes of black masculinity.

Money on the Street: A Conversation with the Safdie Brothers

By Charles Bramesco

The filmmaking siblings take us on a tour of New York’s Diamond District, the setting for their sensational Uncut Gems.

Edward Norton: ‘In America now, the veil has come off’

By Adam Woodward

The writer, director and star of Motherless Brooklyn talks New York, noir and making musical acquaintances.

Kim Longinotto: ‘I feel I’ve been cheated all my life by Hollywood’

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

One of Britain’s best documentary filmmakers trades on-camera interviews for archive footage in Shooting the Mafia.

Mati Diop: ‘It’s a unique experience to have characters come out of you’

By David Jenkins

With her eerie debut feature Atlantics, the actor-turned-director has delivered one of the year’s finest films.

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