‘Castanha’ Director Davi Pretto Explains the Merger of Real & Fiction image

‘Castanha’ Director Davi Pretto Explains the Merger of Real & Fiction

Castanha director Davi Pretto spoke with FilmLinc about his chance meeting of João Carlos Castanha, a 52 year-old transvestite/drag queen with a fear of death and a zest for life and his rule-breaking narrative/documentary that reinterprets genre.

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‘The Silent Majority Speaks’ Filmmaker Reveals Herself and Talks Revolution image

‘The Silent Majority Speaks’ Filmmaker Reveals Herself and Talks Revolution

The Silent Majority Speaks, screening in Art of the Real, is a pioneering example of the information age. Bani Khoshnoudi, who only recently revealed herself as its director, talks about the film and Iran's recent history.

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‘Nymphomaniac’ Star Charlotte Gainsbourg on Doing Double Duty for Lars von Trier image

‘Nymphomaniac’ Star Charlotte Gainsbourg on Doing Double Duty for Lars von Trier

Charlotte Gainsbourg gets her turn to talk about Joe, her troubled character in Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac: Volume I and Nymphomaniac: Volume II, which screens at the Film Society through Thursday.

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‘Ilo Ilo’ Filmmaker Anthony Chen Talks Family Dynamics and Winning the Camera d’Or image

‘Ilo Ilo’ Filmmaker Anthony Chen Talks Family Dynamics and Winning the Camera d’Or

FilmLinc Daily spoke with Chen about Cannes, family drama, and the process of creating Ilo Ilo, which was his country's Oscar submission for Best Foreign Language Film in 2013.

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‘Return to Homs’ Goes to the Heart of Syria’s Revolution image

‘Return to Homs’ Goes to the Heart of Syria’s Revolution

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.

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Meet the (New) Directors: Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, ‘20,000 Days on Earth’ image

Meet the (New) Directors: Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, ‘20,000 Days on Earth’

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.

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Meet the (New) Directors: Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza, ‘Salvo’ image

Meet the (New) Directors: Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza, ‘Salvo’

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.

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Uma Thurman Comes Clean on Her Tryst in Lars von Trier’s ‘Nymphomaniac’ image

Uma Thurman Comes Clean on Her Tryst in Lars von Trier’s ‘Nymphomaniac’

The Oscar-nominated actress spoke about her darkly comic turn in the Danish provocateur's latest, touting the film as one that will be mulled over for decades to come and praising von Trier's genius in creating complex female characters.

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Meet the (New) Director: Gillian Robespierre, ‘Obvious Child’ image

Meet the (New) Director: Gillian Robespierre, ‘Obvious Child’

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.

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Meet the (New) Director: Shahram Mokri, ‘Fish & Cat’ image

Meet the (New) Director: Shahram Mokri, ‘Fish & Cat’

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.

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