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Interviews

MINE GAMES (2012); Interview with Richard Gray

                                  Six months ago, I flew out from Toronto to LA to screen the first ever cut of the film Mine Games (2012). There were four of us in the room, one of them being one of the industry’s most important icons of the psychological-thriller/horror genre. The film left us stimulated and full of ...

Interview with Vilamor Actor Rubén Riós

By Maria Esteves – September 3, 2012 Rubén Riós (RR) is a Spanish actor in film and television who lives in Galicia, Spain. A person who never set limits began his passion for acting at age seven after performing in a school play. Riós first TV soap opera role Libro de Familia (2005) and feature film Pradolongo (2007) was a success. He stars in a TV soap opera Matalobos. In the U.S., Riós is a prominent actor through the New York City International Film Festival. His latest film ...

AAIFF 2012: Interview with Supercapitalist Producer Derek Ting

By Maria Esteves – August 3, 2012   Extraordinaire Derek Ting (DT) is an Asian American actor, producer, and writer who lives and work in Hong Kong. Ting is a native New Yorker who started his film career after experiencing the aftermath of 9/11. He is one to keep your eyes on in the circuit of independent films. In 2003, Ting became president of the Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) collaborative group. As president, he renamed the group to Asian American ...

Interview with AUTISM: THE MUSICAL filmmaker Tricia Regan

By Maria Esteves – June 7, 2007 The Sixth Annual Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) Official Selection World Premiere AUTISM: THE MUSICAL documentary film, directed by Tricia Regan was held at the Regal Battery Park Cinemas, Sunday, April 29, 4:00 pm. A special Q&A immediately followed. The world premiere after party was held at The Knitting Factory venue, 7:00 pm. I had the honor of interviewing director Tricia Regan, at the TFF Filmmaker’s Lounge, Monday, April 30, 2007, 5:30 pm. M...

Interview with film composer Diego Fontecilla

  Uber talented up-and-coming Chilean film composer Diego Fontecilla: ('En La Cama', 2005; 'Não se Pode Viver Sem Amor', 2010; 'Vida de los Peces', 2010) speaks about his work. ME: First let me say that your soundtrack for 'Life of Fish' (Vida de Los Peces, 2010), I have listened to at least a few times a week in the past two years since I first got it. So, congrats on making such a masterpiece. Can you tell us when was it that you first began to compose for films? DIEGO: In 2...

2012 Feel Good Film Festival

2012 Feel Good Film Festival - Aug 3-5, 2012

Interview with Award Winning Documentarian Ian Rosenberg

By Maria Esteves - June 22, 2012   Ian Rosenberg (IR) is a producer and Award winning documentarian who lives in New York and married to co-director and producer Caroline Laskow. He is co-founder and member of OVO, a not-for-profit New York City arts collective. In 2003, Rosenberg co-produced the Award winning documentary “Ashtanga, NY.” In 2006, he produced “The World's Best Prom" and directed “Grand Street" documentary short. In 2009, his HBO Documentary “Fin...

Dimitre Dinev: Living different lives through the characters one creates, is much more interesting than writing about oneself

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Writer Dimitre Dinev has been living in Austria for years now. As a co-writer of Anja Salomonowitz’ debut feature Spain, he was a special guest at the 16th Sofia IFF. The following are excerpts from the press conference that turned into a cosy conversation between Dinev and the film critic Antonia Kovacheva, and the P.S. for four eyes and two swings in front of the festival center Matti’D. How did you meet Anja Salomonwitz and how did you work together on the script of Spain?   An...

Jeremy Irons speaks about 'TRASHED' (2012) at 65th Cannes!

  On May 21st, 2012 at the 65th Cannes Film Festival, docu-director Candida Brady and Academy Award-winning actor Jeremy Irons presented their film ‘TRASHED’ (2012) in the Salle Bunuel theater to press. The film is about the horrific state of plastic and garbage, the ever looming and impossible to ignore eco-crises of our planet, which is being consumed by its own waste. Q and A with Jeremy Irons. Q: Where does your desire to make this environmental documentary come from? ...

Jeremy Irons speaks about 'TRASHED' (2012) at 65th Cannes!

  On May 21st, 2012 at the 65th Cannes Film Festival, docu-director Candida Brady and Academy Award-winning actor Jeremy Irons presented their film ‘TRASHED’ (2012) in the Salle Bunuel theater to press. The film is about the horrific state of plastic and garbage, the ever looming and impossible to ignore eco-crises of our planet, which is being consumed by its own waste.   Q and A with Jeremy Irons.   Q: Where does your desire to make this environmental ...

Jeremy Irons speaks about 'TRASHED' (2012) at 65th Cannes!

Director Candida Brady and actor Jeremy Irons at premier of 'TRASHED' (2012) at 65th Cannes!    photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Jeremy Irons speaks about 'TRASHED' (2012) at 65th Cannes!

Jeremy Irons speaks about 'TRASHED' (2012) at 65th Cannes!    photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Jeremy Irons speaks about 'TRASHED' (2012) at 65th Cannes!

Director Candida Brady and actor Jeremy Irons speak about 'TRASHED' (2012) at 65th Cannes! photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Jeremy Irons speaks about 'TRASHED' (2012) at 65th Cannes!

Director Candida Brady and actor Jeremy Irons speaks about 'TRASHED' (2012) at 65th Cannes! photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Jeremy Irons speaks about 'TRASHED' (2012) at 65th Cannes!

Jeremy Irons speaks about 'TRASHED' (2012) at 65th Cannes! photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Interview with director ANDREI KONCHALOVSKY

Director ANDREI KONCHALOVSKY, director of the Golden Globe winning film ‘RUNAWAY TRAIN’ (1986), held a master class on May 21st in Cannes. Read below interview with the director during the 65th Cannes Film Festival.     Q: Was it easier to make your second film?   Andrei: Easy? Nothing is easy. To make films is difficult anyway, even to make bad films. As a matter of fact, to make bad films its as difficult to make as good. The difference is very little and it&r...

Interview with director ANDREI KONCHALOVSKY at Cannes

Director ANDREI KONCHALOVSKY, director of the Golden Globe winning film ‘RUNAWAY TRAIN’ (1986), held a master class on May 21st in Cannes. Read below interview with the director during the 65th Cannes Film Festival. Q: Was it easier to make your second film? Andrei: Easy? Nothing is easy. To make films is difficult anyway, even to make bad films. As a matter of fact, to make bad films its as difficult to make as good. The difference is very little and it’s not money or...

Andrei Konchalovsky at 65th Cannes

Andrei Konchalovsky at 65th Cannes for RUNAWAY TRAIN (1985). Director ANDREI KONCHALOVSKY gave a Masterclass at the American Pavillion on Monday 21st May. photo by Vanessa McMahon

Andrei Konchalovsky at 65th Cannes

Andrei Konchalovsky at 65th Cannes for RUNAWAY TRAIN (1985). Director ANDREI KONCHALOVSKY gave a Masterclass at the American Pavillion on Monday 21st May. photo by Vanessa McMahon

Omer Pasha-Christ Arriving [Damascus World Edition] 2

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Omer Pasha-Christ Arriving [Damascus World Edition] 1

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MISS LOVELY (2012) in Un Certain Regard at 65th Cannes. An Interview.

  India’s alternative film MISS LOVELY (2012) screened at the 65th Cannes Film Festival in the ‘Un Certain Regard’ official selection. The film’s director Ashim Ahluwalia with actors Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Anil George and Niharika Singh attended screenings and held interviews. Read interview below with MISS LOVELY cast members Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Anil George: ME: Was it difficult to land this role or had the director written it for you? Nawazuddin: I did a movie...

‘BAAD EL MAWKEAA’ (‘AFTER THE BATTLE’, 2012)

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Andrei Konchalovsky, directs the The Runaway Train, Cannes Classics 2012

I can see the film many times, and like to watch the faces of the people watching. In a runaway train it is very important to burn the bridges behind you.

'LA PLAYA D.C.' at 65th Cannes Film Festival

   The Columbian, Brazilian and French co-production film ‘LA PLAYA D.C.’ (2012) by Columbian director Juan Andrés Arango held its world premier last week in the ‘Un Certain Regard’ section of the 65th Cannes Film Festival. I held an interview with Juan the day after his first screening, which had been successfully met with ardent applause.     ME: You have a new movie from Columbia called: LA PLAYA (2012) that has just opened here at Cannes. Can you t...
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