NATALIE PANG interviews JUAN FOO, a 12-year veteran in the film and media business. His works include Dirty Laundry (2002) and Perth (2005). Natalie: How is the concept of reality important to you as a producer? Do you think that it is essential that films should adopt realism to tell their story? Juan: I think film is always about [...]
With special thanks to Time Out (Hong Kong), the article “Invisible cities: an interview with Jia Zhangke” gives us an insight into the film, 24 City. Invisible cities: an interview with Jia Zhangke Edmund Lee talks to the renowned Chinese filmmaker, Jia Zhangke, about his stunning new film, ’24 City’ Jia Zhangke’s latest film, ‘24 City‘, chronicles the stories of [...]
The interview with Albert Maysles, reproduced from Straight.com, reveals the documentation process and after-thoughts of his legendary film, Gimme Shelter. Q&A with Albert Maysles, director of Rolling Stones doc Gimme Shelter By Brian Lynch, April 29, 2010 Legendary filmmaker Albert Maysleshad a front-row view of the moment when the Flower Power movement of the late ’60s slid irrevocably into chaos. Maysles, now 83, [...]
Together with The Evening Class, discover how Ari Folman draws inspiration for the various aspects of his artistic film, Waltz with Bashir. WALTZ WITH BASHIR—The Evening Class Interview with Ari Folman It took four years for Israeli director Ari Folman to complete his animated documentary Waltz With Bashir, which was entered in the competition for the Palme d’Or at the 2008 [...]
In the 1990s, the international film festival circuit provided the context for Kiarostami’s emergence as a world renowned Iranian filmmaker. At that time, opportunities for a glimpse into Iranian culture and society were rare. Foreign audiences’ wetted appetites for narratives, images, and subjects from an alien and exotic culture, especially when they turned out to be so warm and brilliant, [...]
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