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162 articles available in total starting from 09/04/2018. Last article published on 28/01/2022.

Manuel Arija  • Director of Ultrainnocence

Interview: Manuel Arija • Director of Ultrainnocence

“I liked the fact that it recalls a 1970s aesthetic”

We talked to the director about his cinematic quest for a divine presence, which is set to premiere at this year's Slamdance  

28/01 | Slamdance 2022

Morgane Dziurla-Petit • Director of Excess Will Save Us

Interview: Morgane Dziurla-Petit • Director of Excess Will Save Us

“My aim while shooting was to open up to things that would happen around us”

The French director offers an unusual insight into the daily life of a small village in Northern France and, more specifically, that of an extraordinary family  

26/01 | IFFR 2022 | Tiger Competition

Shooting for the historical thriller The Theory of Everything starts in Austria

Shooting for the historical thriller The Theory of Everything starts in Austria

Jan Bülow and Olivia Ross star in the mystery thriller by German director Timm Kröger  

25/01 | Production | Funding | Germany/Austria/Switzerland

László Csuja and Anna Nemes • Directors of Gentle

Interview: László Csuja and Anna Nemes • Directors of Gentle

“We were inspired by the world of bodybuilding, a lot of which is about control”

The Hungarian filmmakers’ drama about a couple of bodybuilders is an intimate portrait that truly lives up to its title  

25/01 | Sundance 2022 | World Cinema Dramatic Competition

Germany’s MDM grants €2.7 million for the production and development of new international film projects

Germany’s MDM grants €2.7 million for the production and development of new international film projects

Among the supported projects are new features by Emily Atef, Nikolaj Arcel and Joshua Oppenheimer  

17/12/2021 | Production | Funding | Germany

Warner TV Comedy produces eight-episode series Greenlight – German Genius, starring Kida Ramadan

Warner TV Comedy produces eight-episode series Greenlight – German Genius, starring Kida Ramadan

German-Turkish director Cüneyt Kaya and German helmer Detlev Buck are directing this comedy series that uses a mockumentary style to depict the national entertainment industry  

13/12/2021 | Production | Funding | Germany

Nora Martirosyan • Director of Should the Wind Drop

Interview: Nora Martirosyan • Director of Should the Wind Drop

“My main question was: how, through cinema, can a country that has no international legitimacy exist visually and cinematographically?”

Armenia's entry for the Oscar for Best International Feature Film is the portrait of a forgotten place seeking recognition  

06/12/2021 | /France/Armenia/Belgium

Michal Nohejl • Director of Occupation

Interview: Michal Nohejl • Director of Occupation

“The theatre setting brought an extra dimension to the expression of the story”

In his first feature, the Czech actor-director uses humour and satire to deal with a painful period in Czechoslovakia’s history  

29/11/2021 | Black Nights 2021 | First Feature Competition

Francesco Sossai • Director of Other Cannibals

Interview: Francesco Sossai • Director of Other Cannibals

“The idea was for the film not to enhance the beauty of the surroundings, but rather create the images as ruggedly as possible”

The Italian director mixes the topic of cannibalism with friendship and self-determination in his Black Nights-winning debut feature  

29/11/2021 | Black Nights 2021 | First Feature Competition

Aleksandra Terpińska • Director of Other People

Interview: Aleksandra Terpińska • Director of Other People

“The most important thing was to translate the poetry of the verses into the poetry of the images”

The Polish director has crafted a modern musical about a young man who numbs his longing for love and affection with alcohol and an insignificant fling  

26/11/2021 | Black Nights 2021 | First Feature Competition

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