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526 articles available in total starting from 01/09/2017. Last article published on 06/12/2021.

After Love wins six awards, including Best British Independent Film, at the BIFAs

After Love wins six awards, including Best British Independent Film, at the BIFAs

It was a night of big surprises as the BIFAs rewarded debut filmmakers and honoured a plethora of new names  

06/12 | Festivals | Awards | UK

Martyn Robertson  • Director of Ride the Wave

Interview: Martyn Robertson • Director of Ride the Wave

“You see Ben's parents in their most vulnerable state”

The Scottish filmmaker unpicks his documentary, which, while ostensibly a surf movie, is also a coming-of-age tale about 14-year-old Ben Larg  

22/10 | London 2021

Rob Savage  • Director of Dashcam

Interview: Rob Savage • Director of Dashcam

“I think we need to be careful not to confuse the real Annie Hardy with the movie Annie Hardy”

The British director breaks down his film, starring a podcast host who comes to London to visit a friend and subsequently finds plenty of demons  

22/10 | London 2021

Russell Owen  • Director of Shepherd

Interview: Russell Owen • Director of Shepherd

"There is no better magician than a good casting director"

The British director’s take on the same Welsh legend that inspired Robert Eggers' The Lighthouse gives the story a new, unique twist  

21/10 | London 2021

Peter Middleton and James Spinney  • Directors of The Real Charlie Chaplin

Interview: Peter Middleton and James Spinney • Directors of The Real Charlie Chaplin

“We were making the film during the #MeToo era, and of course, it looms large over everything”

The directors of the acclaimed Notes on Blindness documentary and VR project talk about their new doc on the iconic British artist  

21/10 | London 2021

Michael Pearce  • Director of Encounter

Interview: Michael Pearce • Director of Encounter

“I wanted to explore that coming-of-age moment when you become a peer to your parent”

We talked to the British director about his film, which stars Riz Ahmed as a father determined to save his two sons from an alien invasion  

18/10 | London 2021

Playground and Hit the Road win big at BFI London

Playground and Hit the Road win big at BFI London

Laura Wandel’s film has scooped the Sutherland Award in the First Feature Competition, while Panah Panahi’s feature won the Best Film Award in the Official Competition  

18/10 | London 2021 | Awards

Review: Between Two Dawns

Review: Between Two Dawns

Selman Nacar bows in New Directors with the picaresque journey of the son of a Turkish factory owner living under the umbrella of his father  

01/10 | San Sebastián 2021 | New Directors

Bent Hamer • Director of The Middle Man

Interview: Bent Hamer • Director of The Middle Man

“The human aspect of the story always has to be there to attract me”

The Norwegian filmmaker talked to Cineuropa about his new film and how it explores human dynamics within communities when bad news need to be shared  

27/09 | Toronto 2021 | Special Presentations

Thierry de Peretti • Director of Undercover

Interview: Thierry de Peretti • Director of Undercover

“Cinema allows us to show the ambiguities of journalists’ working methods”

The French director spoke to Cineuropa about his competition film and revealed why you can learn a lot about the state from the way it deals with crime  

27/09 | San Sebastián 2021 | Competition

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