On the heels of last year's Oscar-nominated The Square, Talal Derki's Return to Homs captures Syria's misunderstood civil war through an intimate look at a band of citizens turned revolutionaries.
As 20,000 Days on Earth, the Closing Night selection of New Directors/New Films, gets set to screen this weekend, directors Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard reflect on what it was like to craft a feature film about musician Nick Cave.
As directors Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza's debut feature, Salvo, screens this week in New Directors/New Films, Piazza shares his thoughts on crafting this new mafioso thriller.
Gillian Robespierre has written and directed several short films. The New York filmmaker gives insight on her feature Obvious Child which is screening as the Centerpiece of New Directors/New Films Thursday and again Saturday.
The visually adventurous Fish & Cat screens this week in New Directors/New Films! Director Shahram Mokri spoke with us about the challenges and difficulties of shooting this elaborate feature, which plays out as one continuous shot.
Jennifer Kent started out as an aspiring actor/director. She later went on to act in various television series and movies in Australia and the U.S. Her feature directorial debut, The Babadook, will screen in New Directors/New Films.
At New Directors/New Films Saturday, the Walter Reade will host the debut of a hybrid. The Vanquishing of the Witch Baba Yaga is set in Eastern Europe, telling a story that mixes narrative and documentary elements including an animated tableaux.
After screening at both Cannes and the Toronto International Film Festival, Roberto Minervini's Stop the Pounding Heart now plays New Directors/New Films this weekend. Despite his current success, Minervini didn't always think filmmaking was in his future...