Articles from Interviews
Oct 29, 2013 | No Comments | ByManish Agarwal
Running from October 30 to November 17, the UK Jewish Film Festival is a nationwide affair boasting more than 80 films screening in five cities (Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London and Manchester). This year’s event includes 53 UK premieres, showcasing work from all over the world, plus a new Video On Demand channel enabling users to watch archival favourites.
Several female filmmakers are attending the festival. Read the full story
Oct 23, 2013 | No Comments | BySonia Zadurian
Opening in UK cinemas this Friday, The Selfish Giant is the eagerly awaited second feature by British writer-director Clio Barnard, whose 2010 debut The Arbor proved a popular favourite at the BEV First Weekenders Club. Read the full story
Oct 18, 2013 | No Comments | ByManish Agarwal
Premiered earlier this year at our Birds Eye View Festival 2013, and now receiving a full theatrical release courtesy of Soda Pictures, The Lebanese Rocket Society tells the remarkable true story of the contributions to the 1960s space race made by Manoug Manougian: a professor of mathematics at Haigazian University, an Armenian establishment in Beirut. Read the full story
Oct 14, 2013 | No Comments | ByManish Agarwal
Starting in 1996 with her painfully funny independent debut Walking and Talking, Nicole Holofcener has emerged as a distinctive chronicler of female friendship, affairs of the heart and familial angst, writing and directing such effervescent yet emotionally acute pictures as Lovely & Amazing (2001), Friends with Money (2006) and Please Give (2010). She’s also enjoyed a parallel career in US television, helming episodes of several shows on the pioneering HBO network – including Sex and The City and Six Feet Under – and, most recently, Amy Poehler’s brilliant NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation.
Already a hit Stateside, the New York-born filmmaker’s fifth feature opens in the UK on October 18 and is that rare cinematic beast: a grown-up romantic comedy, both laugh-out-loud hilarious and deeply relatable. Read the full story
Oct 10, 2013 | No Comments | ByBirds Eye View
Fifty Fifty are a privately owned post production house based in Central London and their managing director is a woman. So, yes, she is part of that 12% of lady MDs. Cara Kotschy, please stand up and take a bow… Read the full story
Oct 4, 2013 | No Comments | ByBasia Lewandowska Cummings
Shot in the beautiful ‘land of a thousand lakes’ region in northeastern Poland, Małgorzata Szumowska’s new feature W imię (In the Name of) is an intimate, powerful film about desire and repression. Read the full story