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Zeresenay Berhane Mehari • Director of Sweetness in the Belly

Interview: Zeresenay Berhane Mehari • Director of Sweetness in the Belly

“My siblings and I had to think about this challenge of what home means and what a community means”

Cineuropa spoke to Zeresenay Berhane Mehari about various aspects of Sweetness in the Belly, his adaptation of the Camilla Gibb book  

23/09 | Toronto 2019 | Discovery

Minos Nikolakakis  • Director of Entwined

Interview: Minos Nikolakakis • Director of Entwined

"What you craft in your mind is always more effective than what actually happens"

We chatted to Greek writer-director Minos Nikolakakis, whose feature debut, Entwined, world-premiered in Toronto's Discovery section  

18/09 | Toronto 2019 | Discovery

Review: Stories from the Chestnut Woods

Review: Stories from the Chestnut Woods

Gregor Bozic's first feature is an exquisite visual poem on bereavement, which his characters must process in isolation from the rest of the world, in a forest between Italy and Yugoslavia  

17/09 | Toronto 2019 | Discovery

Review: Sweetness in the Belly

Review: Sweetness in the Belly

Zeresenay Berhane Mehari adapts Canadian author Camilla Gibb’s novel with mixed results  

17/09 | Toronto 2019 | Discovery

Maria Sødahl  • Director of Hope

Interview: Maria Sødahl • Director of Hope

“One should never take love for granted”

We caught up with Norway’s Maria Sødahl to discuss her Toronto-premiered emotionally fragile love story Hope  

16/09 | Toronto 2019 | Discovery

Review: Disco

Review: Disco

Norway’s Jorunn Myklebust Syversen sings, “Ooh, see that girl, watch that scene, digging the Christian dancing queen”  

13/09 | Toronto 2019 | Discovery

Shelly Love  • Director of A Bump Along the Way

Interview: Shelly Love • Director of A Bump Along the Way

“I feel motivated to tell female stories and to give an authentic account of their experience”

We interviewed Shelly Love, the director of the Northern Irish comedy A Bump Along the Way, starring Bronagh Gallagher and Lola Petticrew in the lead roles  

12/09 | Toronto 2019 | Discovery

Review: Hope

Review: Hope

Norwegian writer-director Maria Sødahl delivers an autobiographical and emotionally fragile love story through the powerful duo of Andrea Bræin Hovig and Stellan Skarsgård  

12/09 | Toronto 2019 | Discovery

Review: Entwined

Review: Entwined

The feature debut by Minos Nikolakakis mixes an arthouse approach with various horror tropes, resulting in an engaging and disturbing picture  

12/09 | Toronto 2019 | Discovery

Ina Weisse • Director of The Audition

Interview: Ina Weisse • Director of The Audition

“Anna is concerned about the boy, but ultimately, she is more concerned about herself”

We talked to German actress, screenwriter and director Ina Weisse about her latest film The Audition, which premiered in the Discovery section at the Toronto International Film Festival  

12/09 | Toronto 2019 | Discovery

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