In Conversation

Olivier Assayas: ‘People are no longer on the side of art’

By David Jenkins

The French maestro on his acerbic new film Non-Fiction and why he’s a software rather than a hardware guy.

Sienna Miller: ‘You don’t do an independent film unless you love it’

By Elena Lazic

As her new film American Woman attests, the one-time “It girl” has grown into a reliable character actor.

Renée Zellweger: ‘There was a moment where I didn’t recognise myself’

By Guy Lodge

The American star discusses slipping into the skin of Hollywood’s tragic sweetheart, Judy Garland.

Shola Amoo: ‘The media’s depiction of blackness needs constant analysis’

By Adam Woodward

The British-Nigerian filmmaker on his intimate portrait of black masculinity, The Last Tree.

James Gray: ‘I was armed with an 800lb gorilla – the movie star’

By Matt Thrift

The Ad Astra director on how Brad Pitt helped him to make the sprawling sci-fi opus he had inside his head.

Terry Zwigoff: ‘Hollywood responds to the three Bs: bravado, bluster and bullshit’

By David Jenkins

We talk to the director of 2001 comedy masterpiece Ghost World ahead of an immersive London screening and soundtrack re-release.

Meet the animation genius behind Ghost in the Shell

By Kambole Campbell

Director and designer Shōji Kawamori sees hand-drawn animation going the way of noh or kabubki in Japan.

Joanna Hogg and Honor Swinton Byrne on the art of vulnerability

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

The writer/director and star of The Souvenir discuss diaries, memories and the life-changing qualities of making art.

Carlos Reygadas: ‘I hate entertainment in cinema’

By David Jenkins

The Mexican auteur reflects on Our Time whether those who create art are all-seeing creatures.

Jim Jarmusch: ‘Teenagers define our culture – Billie Eilish is a genius’

By Adam Woodward

Akron’s finest chats riffing on George A Romero and fearing for our future in The Dead Don’t Die.

Peter Strickland: ‘The Office was a big influence on me’

By Lou Thomas

The cult British writer/director discusses his surreal sartorial horror yarn, In Fabric.

Mahamat-Saleh Haroun: ‘I wanted to give another face to the stranger’

By David Jenkins

The celebrated Chadian filmmaker on A Season in France and his humane approach to depicting migrants.

Gene Wilder: The Lost Interview

By Gregg LaGambina

In 2006, the founder of Filter magazine got on the phone with Gene Wilder to discuss his life and work. Here is their conversation in full, re-printed for the first time.

László Nemes: ‘I’m trying to push the boundaries of film language’

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

The Hungarian writer/director of Son of Saul discusses his beguiling follow-up, Sunset.

Dominga Sotomayor: ‘I wanted emotions, not big events’

By Matt Turner

The director of the excellent Too Late to Die Young talks about recreating a rural commune from her childhood.

Robert Zemeckis: ‘We’re very close to having completely synthetic actors’

By Adam Woodward

The Hollywood filmmaker talks Welcome to Marwen, performance capture and predicting the rise of Trump.

Mélanie Thierry: ‘The only thing I needed to find was her voice’

By David Jenkins

The French actor discusses the challenges of playing French literary icon Marguerite Duras.

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