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Venice 2018

Review: Still Recording

Review: Still Recording

VENICE 2018: Saeed Al Batal and Ghiath Ayoub use the Syrian Civil War to show the importance of making films as documentary evidence  

14/09 | Venice 2018 | International Film Critics’ Week

Ivan Salatić  • Director

Interview: Ivan Salatić • Director

"I got the feeling that people were slowly disappearing"

VENICE 2018: Dubrovnik-born, Montenegro-raised director Ivan Salatić answered some questions about his debut feature, You Have the Night, screening in the International Film Critics' Week  

13/09 | Venice 2018 | International Film Critics’ Week

Giorgio Treves • Director

Interview: Giorgio Treves • Director

“A pure Italian race? That’s a joke, right?”

VENICE 2018: Few people know much about a particularly dark page in Italy’s history, and Giorgio Treves is making sure that changes with documentary 1938 Diversi  

12/09 | Venice 2018 | Out of Competition

Review: We’ll Be Young and Beautiful

Review: We’ll Be Young and Beautiful

VENICE 2018: Thirty-year-old Letizia Lamartire, the only female Italian director selected for the festival with a feature film, screened her title at the International Film Critics' Week  

12/09 | Venice 2018 | International Film Critics' Week

Emir Baigazin  • Director

Interview: Emir Baigazin • Director

“The most important thing for me was the spiritual component”

VENICE 2018: We talked to Kazakh director Emir Baigazin, who presented his third feature, The River, in the Orizzonti competition programme and won Best Director to boot  

12/09 | Venice 2018 | Orizzonti

Emir Kusturica  • Director

Interview: Emir Kusturica • Director

“Pepe’s life is like something from Taxi Driver

VENICE 2018: We talked to Serbian filmmaker Emir Kusturica about his warm new documentary El Pepe, a Supreme Life, dedicated to Uruguay’s former president José Mujica  

12/09 | Venice 2018 | Out of Competition

Nick Hamm  • Director

Interview: Nick Hamm • Director

“DeLorean was a part of the culture”

VENICE 2018: We chatted to Northern Irish director Nick Hamm about Driven, his biopic about John DeLorean, chosen as the closing film of this year’s Venice Film Festival  

12/09 | Venice 2018 | Out of Competition

Victor Kossakovsky • Director

Interview: Victor Kossakovsky • Director

“I realised that water is a perfect subject for a documentary filmmaker”

VENICE 2018: Russian director Victor Kossakovksy talks to us about his latest documentary, Aquarela, presented out of competition at Venice  

11/09 | Venice 2018 | Out of Competition

Petra Szőcs  • Director

Interview: Petra Szőcs • Director

“People are too complicated for simple statements”

VENICE 2018: We met up with filmmaker and poet Petra Szőcs to talk about her debut feature, Deva, shown at Venice as part of Biennale College Cinema  

11/09 | Venice 2018 | Biennale College Cinema

Review: Emma Peeters

Review: Emma Peeters

VENICE 2018: Writer-director Nicole Palo’s black comedy about a suicidal actress finds life in the Giornate degli Autori  

11/09 | Venice 2018 | Giornate degli Autori