Diva Directors Around the Globe: Suzanne Lindon on Spring Blossom

By Anna Weinstein. Everyone thinks the teenage years are going to be so cool and wonderful, but it’s complicated… So I took this as an opportunity to write my film, and that helped me get through that time.” Suzanne Lindon’s coming-of-age film Spring Blossom (2020) is an intimate story about […]

An Honest Window: An Interview with Haifaa Al-Mansour

By Ali Moosavi. Attitudes do not change easily, so part of the goal of my film is to start a dialog about the core values that are at the heart of these issues.” Haifaa Al-Mansour, the award winning director and the first Saudi female filmmaker, has a new film, The […]

Diva Directors Around the Globe: Bettina Oberli on My Wonderful Wanda

By Anna Weinstein. I’m really interested in the psychology of my children, and that has shown me that we are fragile and strong creatures. I’m really exploring and elaborating this subject. It’s always about family and relationships – that’s what all my movies are about.” Leading Swiss director Bettina Oberli has directed one television mini-series and six […]

On Location, Post-Lockdown: Roger Spottiswoode on Either Side of Midnight

By Matthew Sorrento. Finding the right locations was even more important than usual on this film, because the city life within each location would have to tell the story as much as would the dialogue.” Roger Spottiswoode has had a journeyman’s career. After editing for Sam Peckinpah and others, Spottiswoode […]

Selling the Digital Revolution: Casey Suchan and Tim Cawley on makeSHIFT

By Gary M. Kramer. As a consumer, advertising is intrusive. As an industry, we want to do better. This film and its participants are hopefully an example of that.” makeSHIFT is Casey Suchan and Tim Cawley’s nifty, zippy documentary about how the advertising industry has adapted to technological advances and […]

Terror for an Influencer: Jennifer Harrington on Shook

By Yun-hua Chen. Where I really drew inspiration was from the older classic films like Scream by Wes Craven, and like Halloween by John Carpenter. My hope was to really take those real classic ideas and melt them with these newer things like SAW and Unfriended….” Shook, which is streaming […]