Film Festival Interviews - International, Independent, Cult

Tribeca 2016 Interview: Janicza Bravo Talks HARD WORLD FOR SMALL THINGS, As Her Big World Gets Bigger With VR

It is rare to encounter an artist at the beginning of their career and know, innately, that you are in the presence of a master of their form. Janicza Bravo is one such artist, and after five distinct short films,... More »
  

Chattanooga 2016: A Chat With The Producers Of THE GREASY STRANGLER

Good God! Where to start in discussing Jim Hosking's feature debut, The Greasy Strangler? Let’s try the plot. Um… Okay, The Greasy Strangler is about a father-son relationship: Big Ronnie and his chip off the old block, Big Brayden, roommates... More »
By Zach Gayne   
  

Osaka 2016: Joko Anwar Talks Politics, Pirates And A COPY OF MY MIND

Joko Anwar has made a name for himself as one of Indonesia’s most popular directors, earning critical and commercial success for his dark thrillers, Kala, The Forbidden Door and Ritual. Arriving at the recent Osaka Asian Film Festival, where he... More »
  

SXSW 2016: PEE WEE'S BIG HOLIDAY Interviews With Paul Reubens, Paul Rust, Alia Shawkat, And Jessica Pohly

You can search the wide world over, but you’ll never find a man like Pee Wee Herman. He’s sweet, innocent, lively, potentially insane, but chock full of heart. It’s difficult to speculate how Herman was able to construct such an... More »
By Zach Gayne   
  

Rotterdam 2016 Interview: Director Steve Oram Talks AAAAAAAAH! "Not Everyone Would Have Wanted To Have Somebody's Testicles On Forehead"

While on the prowl in Rotterdam, TwitchFilm bumped into Steve Oram, the English actor who may be spotted in television series Tittybangbang, The World´s End or Ben Wheatley´s chiller Kill List. Steve Oram co-wrote Wheatley´s dark touristic comedy Sightseers where... More »
By Martin Kudlac   
  

Rotterdam 2016 Interview: Udo Kier Talks Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Lars von Trier And Past And Present Roles

While roaming the screen rooms and adjacent spaces in Rotterdam, TwitchFilm had the honor to sit down with acting cult icon Udo Kier, who was there to promote his latest endeavor, Austrian miniseries Altes Geld, in which he portrays a... More »
By Martin Kudlac   
  

Interview: NOTES ON BLINDNESS Directors Discuss Their Tribute To Blind Theologian John Hull

James Spinney and Peter Middleton's Notes on Blindness isn't just an incredible homage to blind theologian John Hull (who sadly died in 2015), the documentary is also a very profound demonstration of the incredible work he did in making a... More »
By Thomas Humphrey   
  

Sundance 2016 Interview: Royalty Hightower And Anna Rose Holmer On THE FITS

Getting dressed for my interview with the director and star of The Fits, one thought kept crossing my mind, "This isn't how one dresses for Royalty." Royalty, in this case, being the 10 year old breakout star of The Fits.... More »
  

Rotterdam 2016 Interview: Uchida Eiji, Director Of LOWLIFE LOVE And GREATFUL DEAD

Last week at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Lowlife Love had its first screening outside of Japan. The film shows a very sordid look at the Japanese no-budget film industry, in which all people who are hopeful of a cinematic... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Sundance 2016 Interview: Bleak Day, DARK NIGHT - Words With Tim Sutton

The subject of public shootings - especially at the hands of youth - is not an easy one to tackle, and arguably, one best left untapped. Perhaps it is more comfortable to ignore the elephant, pretending America is not in... More »
By Zach Gayne   
  

Sundance 2016 Interview: WE ARE X Director Stephen Kijak Chats Japanese Rockstars

I had a chance to interview Stephen Kijak at the Sundance Film Festival about his film We Are X. The interview follows: Alex Koehne: Yoshiki is an incredibly compelling character. I would watch a movie about him whether he was... More »
By Alex Koehne   
  

Sundance 2016 Interview: BRAHMAN NAMAN's Q And Team Talk It Out

After watching Brahman Naman, the latest film from the Indian director known simply as Q, I had the opportunity to sit down with him along with the writer, Naman Ramachandran and three of the actors from the film; Sid Mallya,... More »
By Alex Koehne   
  

Sundance 2016 Interview: Richard Linklater, Louis Black And Karen Bernstein On DREAM IS DESTINY

When Louis Black, founder of the Austin Chronicle and cofounder of Austin's SXSW festival, asked Richard Linklater to be the subject of his new documentary, Linklater did not say yes, but he didn't say no either. Somehow this was enough to... More »
By Zach Gayne   
  

Sundance 2016 Interview: Rob Zombie and Sheri Moon Zombie On The 31 Horrorshow

Happy Halloween motherfuckers! Rob Zombie is back in the house! And what a horrific fuckshow of a house it is too. In House Of 1000 Corpses, Zombie took us back to all Hallow's eve '77, only a few years after... More »
By Zach Gayne   
  

Rotterdam 2016 Interview: Festival's Director Bero Beyer On Upcoming Edition And Changes To Come

There's a new sheriff in town. The IFFR´s director Rutger Wolfson stepped down after the festival´s 2015 edition, and the festival´s board appointed Dutch film producer and film consultant Bero Beyer as the new general as well as artistic director in... More »
By Martin Kudlac   
  

Sundance 2016 Interview: Adam Scott Gets Rad With OTHER PEOPLE

SNL writer, Chris Kelly's new film, Other People, gets its first hearty laugh before it even begins. This is on account of the film's production company title card, which proudly presents a crudely animated tiger with cool shades tipped down... More »
By Zach Gayne   
  

New York Korean 2015 Interview: Director Shin Su-won On MADONNA's Disturbing Real-Life Inspirations

Director Shin Su-won's Madonna is a stark and disturbing parable of extreme class inequality, rich versus poor, and society's increasing lack of value for human life.  At the New York Korean Film Festival, Director Shin explained how the sight of... More »
By Diva Vélez   
  

New York Korean 2015 Interview: Ko Ah-sung On OFFICE, Bong Joon-ho And The Power Of Song Kang-ho And Tilda Swinton

From her memorable feature debut in director Bong Joon-ho's 2006 monster opus, The Host/Gwoemul, to her recent reunion with the director for the international hit, Snowpiercer, and many interesting projects in between, Ko Ah-sung has been determined to carve out... More »
By Diva Vélez   
  

New York Korea 2015 Interview: THE SHAMELESS, Director Oh Seung-uk Talks 14 Years Of Waiting

Starting his cinematic life as a screenwriter for films like Green Fish and Christmas in August, Oh Seung-uk made his directorial debut in 2001 with Kilimanjaro, a tense story of crime and hidden identities. Fourteen years later, Oh steps behind... More »
By Diva Vélez   
  

New York Korean 2015 Interview: OFFICE, Director Hong Won-chan Talks Tweaking Genres In His Debut Thriller

Having screenwritten hits like Confession of Murder, The Chaser and The Yellow Sea, Hong Won-chan makes his directorial debut, with the thriller, Office. Hong spoke with me about tweaking the genre to address larger societal issues and working with star... More »
By Diva Vélez   
  
 
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