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313 articles available in total starting from 24/02/2003. Last article published on 09/07/2020.

Guillaume de Fontenay  • Director of Sympathy for the Devil

Interview: Guillaume de Fontenay • Director of Sympathy for the Devil

"Paul Marchand was a powerful film character"

We met up with Franco-Canadian director Guillaume de Fontenay whose feature film debut Sympathy for the Devil is presented this week at the Galway Film Fleadh  

09/07 | Galway 2020

Véro Cratzborn  • Director of Into Dad’s Woods

Interview: Véro Cratzborn • Director of Into Dad’s Woods

"We worked hard on his unravelling, his descent from the fanciful to the strange, and then into madness"

We met with Belgian director Véro Cratzborn whose first feature film Into Dad’s Woods is being released in France and Belgium in these early weeks of July  

08/07 | /Belgium/France

Review: Into Dad’s Woods

Review: Into Dad’s Woods

Véro Cratzborn’s first feature film follows in the footsteps of a teenage girl reluctantly entering into adulthood while facing up to her father’s madness, a condition she finds impossible to express  

08/07 | Films | Reviews | Belgium/France

Charlène Favier  • Director of Slalom

Interview: Charlène Favier • Director of Slalom

"Speech had to be liberated"

CANNES 2020: French filmmaker Charlène Favier talks about her feature film debut, Slalom, a story of sexual abuse in high performance sport, recipient of the Cannes 73 Official Selection label  

25/06 | Cannes 2020

Review: Slalom

Review: Slalom

CANNES 2020: Charlène Favier plunges with force into the crucible of the quest for sporting excellence of a teenager, played by Noée Abita, who falls under her trainer’s spell  

23/06 | Cannes 2020

Ben Stassen  • Co-director of Bigfoot Family

Interview: Ben Stassen • Co-director of Bigfoot Family

"The challenge is to appeal to children without alienating their parents"

We met with Belgian director and producer Ben Stassen who’s presenting his 9th feature film Bigfoot Family (co-directed with Jérémie Degruson) in competition at the Annecy Film Festival  

17/06 | Annecy 2020

Review: Bigfoot Family

Review: Bigfoot Family

Ben Stassen and Jérémie Degruson offer up a slice of slickly directed family entertainment set against a backdrop of urgent environmental issues, celebrity culture and high-octane chases  

16/06 | Annecy 2020

Fred Cavayé can now finish Farewell Mr Haffmann

Fred Cavayé can now finish Farewell Mr Haffmann

At a standstill since March, the director has resumed filming on his film starring Daniel Auteuil, Gilles Lellouche and Sara Giraudeau, a Vendôme production sold by Pathé  

02/06 | Production | Funding | France/Belgium

Post-production resumes on Honey Cigar

Post-production resumes on Honey Cigar

Starring Zoé Adjani-Vallat, Amira Casar and Lyes Salem, the first feature by Kamir Ainouz is steered by Eliph Productions and Willow Films, with Best Friend Forever helming international sales  

26/05 | Production | Funding | France/Belgium/Algeria

Christian Volckman  • Director of The Room

Interview: Christian Volckman • Director of The Room

"I could introduce ideas such as mental labyrinths: the puzzle of the human mind"

French director Christian Volckman talks about his transition to fiction via The Room, genre cinema and trepidation towards the form in France  

14/05 | /France/Luxembourg/Belgium

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