Let The Blood Flow: ANTIDOTE And The Re-Emergence Of Turkish Action Cinema

Earlier this week Twitch shared the trailer for upcoming Turkish hitman thriller Panzehir (Antidote) and we've since had the chance to speak with writer-director Alper Çağlar about his latest effort and Turkish action cinema in general.What is the genesis for... More »
  

Producer Louise Vesth: "I Am The Management Behind Lars' Brand". An Interview With The NYMPHOMANIAC Producer

Nymphomaniac was easily one of the most anticipated films of 2014, a new creation by Danish master provocateur Lars Von Trier whose path to the big screen was paved with sometimes cryptic and sometimes funny promotional campaign teasing the... More »
  

Kneaded With Terror: GULYABANI And The Identity Of Horror Within Turkish Cinema

Orçun Benli is one of the young directors working within Turkey who has chosen to venture into horror -creating a unique film which instead of the Islamic horror which most of the genre within the country has been steadily mining... More »
  

A Turkish Eye For Horror: An Interview With AMMAR Director Ozgur Bakar

The recent debut of the trailer for Ozgur Bakar's Ammar got quite a few people excited. Looking like a combination of The Evil Dead and old-school atmosphere reliant horror film, Ammar represents one of the ever-growing new wave of horror... More »
  

Interview: Actress Valeria Golino On Her Directorial Debut, HONEY (MIELE)

Italian actress Valeria Golino (Rain Man, Hot Shots!, Indian Runner, Respiro among others) makes an assured directorial debut with Honey/Miele, a drama about a woman who assists suicides for a living. It's a beautiful film that plays out like a... More »
  

Strasbourg 2013 Interview: David Perrault On His Film OUR HEROES DIED TONIGHT

One of my biggest discoveries at last year's Strasbourg Fantastic Film Festival, and subsequent favorite films of 2013, was David Perrault's Our Heroes Died Tonight (aka Our Heroes Are Dead Tonight). The film, as one French critic called it, is... More »
By Ben Croll   
  

Strasbourg 2013 Interview: Xan Cassavetes On Shooting Sex, Sibling Rivalry, And The Vampire's Kiss

Xan Cassavetes has had one hell of a showbiz story. Daughter of John and Gena, she made her screen debut in her father's films Husbands and Minnie and Moskowitz. Trawling the Lower East Side art-punk scene during early 80's, she found herself... More »
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Interview: Albert Serra Reflects On His Feelings About STORY OF MY DEATH

During the Viennale I sat down with Albert Serra, whose Story of My Death recently won the Golden Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival. Due to the fact that one can easily find comments of the director about his working... More »
  

Interview: Corneliu Porumboiu talks about When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism

During the Vienna Film Festival I had the opportunity to sit down together with Corneliu Porumboiu, one of the greatest voices of New Romanian Cinema to talk about his latest feature When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism and about... More »
  

"I Don't Need To Be Put On A Pedestal": An Interview With BASTARDS Director Claire Denis

Claire Denis goes all-out noir in Bastards, a brooding, nocturnal thriller where innocents get punished and good men die. With a star studded cast, Denis creates a film experience so seductive and mesmerizing, it reminded me of the exhilaration that... More »
  

Morelia 2013 Interview: Maria de Medeiros Talks Tarantino After 19 Years of PULP FICTION

Maria de Medeiros is in Morelia to present her latest film, the documentary Bacuri's Eyes (original title: Repare Bem). She's also part of the jury for the Mexican feature length film official selection. Bacuri's Eyes screened at the festival on... More »
  

Interview: Bogendorfer and Sedmak on INNERE BLUTUNGEN

During the Filmfest in Hamburg I had the opportunity to meet with Austrian directors Florian Sedmak and Anatol Bogendorfer and talk about their film Innere Blutungen. The film entirely consists of found footage and read-out newspaper articles showing rural life... More »
  

EXCLUSIVE Etrange 2013 Interview: Bong Joon-ho talks SNOWPIERCER

We couldn't let Toronto have all the fun.Sunday night, Bong Joon-ho's masterful Snowpiercer made its Paris premiere as part of L'Etrange Festival, and Twitch had two contributors on hand to confirm that yeah, basically everything you've been hearing is... More »
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TIFF 2013 Interview: CANNIBAL Director Manuel Martín Cuenca Talks About Representing Evil

Manuel Martín Cuenca's masterful Cannibal has had its first public screenings at TIFF (one more on Saturday September 14th, you can read my review). It's a mermerizing story of love and evil, with a man committing crimes so horrible that only... More »
  

Interview: Austrian Filmmaker And Filmfest Rejected Co-Founder Daniel Dlouhy On The Local Film Industry

Rejected is a small film festival in Innsbruck, a town in the center of the Austrian Alpine region of Tyrol. Rejected shows movies that got rejcted from other festivals "because getting rejected does not mean that a movie is bad".... More »
  

Transylvania 2013 Interview: Producer Monica Gorgan Talks Adrian Sitaru´s DOMESTIC

During this year's Transylvania International Film Festival in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, Twitch had the chance to meet the producer of Adrian Sitaru´s films, Monica Lazurean-Gorgan. Although he has made "just" three feature films so far (also several TV productions and shorts),... More »
  

TRUE LOVE And Italy: Screenwriter And Producer Fabio Guaglione Talks About Making "Cool Movies"

In Italy they're known as Fabio&Fabio, a directing and screenwriting duo born in the Eighties and clearly influenced by everything released in the next two decades. Their real names are Fabio Guaglione and Fabio Resinaro and their story doesn't differ... More »
  

"Ask Not What Art Is, But What It Is Not": Nicolas Winding Refn And Cliff Martinez On ONLY GOD FORGIVES

It's a little past 11 at night and I'm sitting in the bar adjacent to the Slaughter Lane Alamo Drafthouse in South Austin, Texas. Amidst the din of diners and drinkers I'm reading and rereading then rewriting my own scibblly... More »
  

'Film is still not accepted as an official art in Romania' Transylvania International Film Festival's Artistic Director Interview

Twitch loves to explore all corners of the international film festival world, particularly the underrepresented events. One of those events is TIFF, the Romanian one. Transylvania International Film Festival is no more just Romanian business, it´s has gone worldwide now.... More »
  

'We Search For Our Own Paradise But We All Fail': Ulrich Seidl Interview

The Film Society of Lincoln Center hosts Ulrich Seidl, controverisial Austrian director of Dog Days, Import/Export and now the Paradise Trilogy, in a special Film Comment Selects series. It's a rare occasion to watch Love, Faith and Hope, back to... More »
  
 
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