Cannes Film Fest 2019: Frankie–Interview with Director Ira Sachs

Ira Sachs makes his Competition debut at the 2019 Cannes Film Fest with  Frankie, starring Isabelle Huppert in the title role as a terminally ill actress who gathers family and friends around her for one last vacation, among them characters played by Marisa Tomei, Brendan Gleeson and Greg Kinnear. After Love Is Strange and Little […]

Cannes Film Fest 2019: Pippa Bianco’s Share

Pippa Bianco world premiered her debut feature, Share, at the 2019 Sundance Film Fest, where it won two prizes, one for Bianco’s script and another for her actress (special jury prize). Earlier, at the 2015 Cannes Film Fest, Share had won the Cinefondation prize for best short, and this year she’s eligible for the Camera […]

Carpenter, John: Making Halloween, Cult Horror Film of 1978

I was just trying to make a little horror movie. We had very little money and a very young cast except for Donald Pleasance–John Carpenter

Cannes Film Fest 2018: Nadine Labaki on Capernaum

Lebanese Nadine Labaki made history back in May, when her film Capernaum won the Jury Prize at the 2018 Cannes Film Fest. (The Jury president was two-time Oscar winner, Cate Blanchett). Capernaum is on the shortlist of nine foreign-language films, nominated for Oscar this year.  On January 23, the Academy will announce its nominations in […]

Girl (2018): Interview with Director Lukas Dhont about his Award-Winning Transgender Film

Nora was assigned male at birth. As she grew and became aware of who she is, she understood she wanted to live her authentic life and realized her dream of becoming an artist as a ballerina. The fact that a 15-year-old had the courage to be true to herself above the opinion (and objection) of others both shocked and inspired me.