International

By Jay Kuehner
March 6, 2006 - 9:56 AM PST

Last August, in an interview with Sean Axmaker, Gus Van Sant talked about how, watching the films of Bé Tarr, he could imagine "a parallel cinema" growing up alongside, say, D.W. Griffith's. That partly explains why, as Peter Hames has written in Kinoeye, Tarr is "set to mark the first genuine international breakthrough by a Hungarian auteur since Miklóancsóont> in the 60s." Here, Jay Kuehner talks with Tarr about Werckmeister Harmonies, just out on DVD.

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By Sean Axmaker
March 1, 2006 - 3:43 AM PST

Gavin Hood's feature debut got him named one of "Ten Directors to Watch" by Variety. Then, In Desert and Wilderness. Then, silence. For four years. He was working all that time on Tsotsi, which won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Sean Axmaker talks to the South African director about the influence of varied cultures of a vast continent on his widescreen tale.

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By John Esther
February 24, 2006 - 12:27 AM PST

Sophie Scholl: The Final Days, nominated for an Academy Award this year in the Best Foreign Film category, is a harrowing account of the last five days in the life of Scholl and other members of the White Rose group of young Germans who resisted the Nazi regime. John Esther talks with director Marc Rothemund and his lead actress, Julia Jentsch.

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By Sean Axmaker
February 20, 2006 - 1:34 PM PST

"Pablo Berger's Torremolinos '73 is one of the funniest and slyest satires ever to come out of Spain," writes Sean Axmaker, who talks with the director about the political, cultural and sexual repression under Franco - and how his characters find ways to indulge ravenously anyway.

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By Hannah Eaves
July 14, 2006 - 3:15 AM PDT

Françs Ozon has just been treated to a two-day tribute at MoMA in New York and was honored with the Frameline30 Award in San Francisco last month. Quite something for such a relatively young director whose work can't be pinned to any one genre. Hannah Eaves talks with him about his latest feature, Time to Leave.

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By David D'Arcy
January 5, 2006 - 1:41 PM PST

David D'Arcy follows up on his Tirana dispatch at GreenCine Daily with an interview with Fatmir Koç/font>, best known for his award-winning Tirana Year Zero. What sort of films could a young aspiring filmmaker see in communist-era Albania - and how's the country's film industry faring now?

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By David D'Arcy
December 26, 2005 - 1:17 AM PST

Addressing both Steven Spielberg's Munich and critical reaction to it, David D'Arcy then talks with Avi Mograbi, whose documentary, Avenge But One of My Two Eyes, takes in through a single lens the ancient Jewish story of Masada and the recent Palestinian intifadas.

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By Jonathan Marlow
December 18, 2005 - 12:25 PM PST

Veit Helmer has just been named one of twelve finalists in the running for the 2006 Sundance/NHK International Filmmakers Awards. A perfect opportunity to run for the first time a conversation Jonathan Marlow had with Helmer last year about his work with Wim Wenders and his own films, Tuvalu and Gate to Heaven.

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By David D'Arcy
November 29, 2005 - 4:45 AM PST

As the retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, Poetry and Rigor: The Films of Gianni Amelio, draws to a close, David D'Arcy looks back again with the director at his own work, at Italian Neo-Realism and Antonioni, and ahead to Italy's place in a globalized world.

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By Jonathan Marlow
October 7, 2005 - 5:59 AM PDT

"One of the last great samurai who unyieldingly fights for ideals and convictions," Ingmar Bergman once said of Swedish documentary filmmaker Stefan Jarl. As his most recent film, The Girl From Auschwitz, screens at the Mill Valley Film Festival, Jonathan Marlow talks to him about his early work, global politics and working with Lukas Moodysson.

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