In Conversation

Hildur Guðnadóttir: ‘Music is a way to express yourself beyond words’

By Meg Walters

The Academy Award-winning composer behind Tár and Women Talking explains how she created two of this year's most interesting scores.

Roger Deakins: ‘With film, I used to be the first person to see a performance’

By Iana Murray

The veteran cinematographer on his explosive formative cinema experiences and shooting Sam Mendes’s moving drama, Empire of Light.

Chinonye Chukwu: ‘I felt that the camera cannot be a voyeuristic lens’

By Rogan Graham

The director of Till speaks about the challenges of portraying a traumatic piece of American Black history on screen.

Vicky Krieps: ‘I would close my eyes and hold Sissi on my right hand and Romy Schneider on my left’

By Marina Ashioti

The star of Marie Kreutzer's Corsage reveals the demanding details of portraying an empress.

How Christmas Saved The Muppets – The Muppet Christmas Carol at 30

By Simon Bland

It's hard to image the holiday season without this zany reimagining of Dickens' classic tale – but as puppeteer Steve Whitmire explains, The Muppet Christmas Carol was make or break for the beloved company.

Don Cheadle: ‘Filmmaking is a very risk-averse business’

By Leila Latif

The veteran actor, musician and director speaks about his role in Noah Baumbach's White Noise, and what his long tenure in Hollywood has taught him about the world.

Tsai Ming-Liang and Lee Kang-Sheng on a joint career in filmmaking

By Alicia Haddick

The Taiwanese master filmmaker and his muse discuss their long-standing artistic partnership.

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.

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