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‘The Pope of Trash’ is on Criterion, Donald Trump is in the White House, and Scorsese is going after Marvel. As John Waters tells us, these are strange times for negotiating high and low culture.
Wednesday 6 November 2019
How the impact of changing demographics in California’s Bay Area inspired two friends to make a Sundance prize-winner.
Wednesday 23 October 2019
Willem Dafoe goes full salty sea dog in Robert Eggers’ much buzzed about new period horror film The Lighthouse, and there’s fire in his eyes when he meets our interviewer.
Friday 11 October 2019
Taking its name from a pungent regional dish, Axone is a comic look at the prejudices faced by north-east Indians emigrating to the big cities. Director Nicholas Kharkongor tells Sneh Rupra, part of our LFF Critics Mentorship Programme, why his film is pushing Bollywood boundaries.
Thursday 10 October 2019
nfluences from John Carpenter to Die Hard are stirred into the Brazilian weird western Bacurau. Director Kleber Mendonça Filho explains the eerie prescience of his genre-bending thriller in which the cowboys are the Indians and the Indians are the cowboys.
Thursday 3 October 2019
The writer-director behind A Moving Image is back with The Last Tree, a story of a Nigerian boy being fostered in rural Lincolnshire. Shola Amoo explains why upending audience expectation is all part of his plan.
Wednesday 11 September 2019
As a restored version of Crash finally emerges at the Venice Film Festival and producer Jeremy Thomas donates his personal archive to the BFI, we asked Thomas to cast his mind back to the unparalleled British media furore and Westminster ban that greeted the film’s release in 1996.
Thursday 5 September 2019
As one of the best British films of 2019 arrives in UK cinemas, we sat down with filmmaker Joanna Hogg to discuss some of her key visual references for The Souvenir.
Friday 30 August 2019
We take the bull by the horns to ask filmmaker and devil’s advocate Penny Lane about her provocative new film.
Friday 23 August 2019
As the seminal British road movie turns 40, we sat down with director Chris Petit to talk Wim Wenders, ‘windscreen cinema’ and that soundtrack.
Wednesday 21 August 2019
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