DARK BLOOD: A Caustic Yet Warm Q&A With Director George Sluizer

At the end of each screening of Dark Blood - River Phoenix's final film, unfinished from the actor's untimely death until now - at the Dutch Film Festival in Utrecht, director George Sluizer got on-stage to tell a bit about... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

L'Etrange 2012 Interview: Jan Kounen on WINDWALKERS, the French Version of BLOOD FREAK and More

Director Jan Kounen has been a favorite here at Twitch pretty much since the site's inception. Coming from an art school background and beginning with animated short films, Kounen has since carved a completely personal and unique career path, and... More »
  

Sing Your Life: Christophe Honoré Interview

With his sprawling new musical Beloved, starring Catherine Deneuve, Chiara Mastroianni, Ludivine Sagnier, Louis Garrel and Milos Forman(!) getting a limited release in North America, I sat down with writer/director Christophe Honoré, a former columnist of Les Cahiers du Cinema... More »
  

Ya Gotta Love A Lady With A Chainsaw: [REC]3 Star Leticia Dolera Speaks!

Full disclosure: I am a fanatic of the [REC] franchise. Since I first saw the team of Paco Plaza and Juame Balaguero's initial installment, I've been a huge fan. When [REC]2 dropped I then became halfway obsessed with the story... More »
  

Paris Cinema IFF Interview: Yuen Wo Ping on the Changing Face of Kung Fu Cinema

Late last month saw the launch of the 10th Paris Cinema International Film Festival, and a huge part of their programme was the incredible Hong Kong In Focus segment, curated in a special collaboration with the Hong Kong International Film... More »
  

Paris Cinema IFF Interview: Kara Wai Ying Hung on Kung-Fu and Comebacks

Tomorrow marks the launch of the 10th Paris Cinema International Film Festival, and one of the highlights of their packed programme is the incredible Hong Kong In Focus segment. Curated in a special collaboration with the Hong Kong International Film... More »
  

Løve unlike any other: Mia Hansen-Løve Interview

Mia Hansen-Løve's third film, Goodbye First Love is being released in New York and LA on 4/20. This is my interview with her, conducted last year during the New York Film Festival.Hansen-Løve, the 30-year old gifted French writer/director, made her... More »
  

IFFR 2012 Interview: ÓSKAR THÓR AXELSSON Talks BLACK'S GAME

(How to look composed while your high-profile debut film has its world premiere at an international festival, lesson 1...) On Wednesday the 1st of February 2012, the Icelandic crime thriller "Svartur á Leik" aka. "Black's Game" had its world premiere... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

The Northlander: talking to MARIANNE director Filip Tegstedt

Filp Tegstedt's Marianne stood out among some pretty impressive genre productions at the Leeds Film Festival 2011 given the Swedish director's debut almost doesn't feel like a conventional horror film at all. The story of a man eaten alive by... More »
  

Fearing 11-11-11 With Director/Writer Darren Lynn Bousman

Regular Saw director Darren Lynn Bousman's would like for you to know right off the bat that his latest, the numerology-obsessed 11-11-11 is nothing like the misfire The Number 23. Although this movie is likewise occupied with the pervasive, almost... More »
  

Alexandre Philippe Talks THE PEOPLE VERSUS GEORGE LUCAS

[This interview initially ran leading up to SXSW 2010. With the film now nearing a domestic DVD release - it is now available for order here - we take the opportunity to present it again.]Of the documentary selections for the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

GAINSBOURG (VIE HÉROÏQUE): Interview With Joann Sfar

I first caught Joann Sfar's feature debut Gainsbourg (Vie héroïque) (2010) at the 53rd edition of the San Francisco International Film Festival, where SFFCC colleague Pam Grady wrote in her program notes: "Best known in the United States for 'Je... More »
  

Retrospective Interview: Jean-Claude Van Damme

There are three actors in this world who I will always have an adoration for, and Jean-Claude Van Damme happens to be one of them. Growing up, I was a scrawny kid who got his ass-kicked a lot and Van... More »
  

A Conversation With The US Distributors Of A SERBIAN FILM

[Our thanks to Dan Tabor for the following interview.]A few weeks ago there was a free screening of A Serbian Film in Philadelphia at the Prince Theater of the uncut festival print of the film being held by Invincible Pictures... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

SCHREI 27: Interview With Diamanda Galás

Hailed as one of the most important singers of our time, Diamanda Galás has earned international acclaim for her highly original and politically charged performance works, as well as her memorable rendition of jazz and blues. A resident of New... More »
  

CINEMA ACROSS MEDIA: Photogénie

Last weekend's international symposium on silent cinema--Cinema Across Media: The 1920s--was clearly not oriented towards the average cinephile, nor was it--I think--ever intended to be, though some form of inclusivity in future editions would be welcome. Nevertheless, it provided a... More »
  

SPANISH CINEMA: TAMBIEN LA LLUVIA (EVEN THE RAIN, 2010): Interview With Icíar Bollaín

Icíar Bollaín's Tambien La Lluvia (Even the Rain, 2010)--Spain's official entry to the Foreign Language category of the Academy Awards®--made it all the way to the Oscar® shortlist. That's a remarkable and rapid achievement for a film that had its... More »
  

PSIFF 2011: THE POLL DIARIES (2010): Interview With Chris Kraus

Chris Kraus was born in Goettingen, Germany and studied at the German Film and Television Academy (DFFB) in Berlin, where he now teaches. Already a noted scriptwriter before making his debut as a director, Kraus scored a notable success with... More »
  

VOICES OF LIGHT / THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC (AN ORATORIO WITH SILENT FILM): Interview With Dr. Mark Sumner

The Pacific Film Archive (PFA), Paramount Theatre, and the San Francisco Silent Film Festival are thrilled to announce a presentation of Voices of Light / The Passion of Joan of Arc: An Oratorio with Silent Film on Thursday, December 2... More »
  

GERMAN CINEMA: DER RAÜBER (THE ROBBER, 2010): Interview With Benjamin Heisenberg

Film director and screenwriter Benjamin Heisenberg was born on June 9, 1974 in Tübingen, Germany. He grew up in a small village near Würzburg where his father was a professor of neurobiology at the local university. After finishing school in... More »
  
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