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Kinshasa Sound: An Interview with Félicité’s Alain Gomis by Joseph Pomp
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“A film is always an attempt, nothing more, and that allows for a sort of dialogue.”

Amit Dutta by Shambhavi Kaul
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The filmmaker tracks the development of his research-based cinema from evocations of childhood memory to adaptations of Indian paintings and literature.

Spit It Out: Eliza Hittman’s Beach Rats by Daniel Lefferts
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Sexual panic in South Brooklyn

Cannibal Corpus: The Films of Joaquim Pedro de Andrade by Jon Dieringer
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Cinema Novo, Tropicália, and the tradition of Brazilian literary modernism

The Ruined Map by Steve Macfarlane
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Blunt yet intoxicating, James Gray’s The Lost City of Z betrays its outsize ambitions and pained revisionism with every last scene

Terence Davies’s A Quiet Passion by Tan Lin
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A Quiet Passion, Terence Davies’s biopic about the poet Emily Dickinson, faces a problem typical of movies seeking to recreate the life of a literary figure: how to accommodate film to language, and, in particular, to Dickinson’s dense, elliptical, and unconventionally punctuated and often abstract poetry.

Antonio Campos and Robert Greene by Nicholas Elliott
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Two films tell the tragic story of reporter Christine Chubbuck’s on-air suicide in 1974.

Foreign Exchange by Elina Alter
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European Cinema at the 54th New York Film Festival

Lucile Hadžihalilović’s Evolution by Sabine Russ
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What would life be like if nature had selected the male body to gestate and deliver offspring? What if women had evolved to be on the more pleasurable side of procreation while men endured its discomforts (if not labor pain, then at least an average of 2,400 days of bleeding through adolescence and adulthood)?

Zachary Treitz by Hannah Holden
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Talking to the filmmaker behind Men Go to Battle.

Bound by Cinema by Daniel Bird
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On the fiery filmmaker Andrzej Żuławski and his final work—Cosmos.

Adam Green, Alia Shawkat, & Francesco Clemente
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“You’re looking at the human inverse of a technological idea.”

Yorgos Lanthimos by Peter Strickland
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The Dogtooth filmmaker talks about The Lobster, finding the right tone, and the state of Greek cinema.

Nabil Ayouch by Liza Béar
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“There’s rampant hypocrisy in this society—a hypocrisy verging on schizophrenia.”

Ricky D’Ambrose by Steve Macfarlane
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“I don’t want to continue making movies this way.”

Jia Zhangke by Nicholas Elliott
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“I don’t see myself as an ambassador of Chinese reality.”

Radu Muntean by Gary M. Kramer
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”Everyone operates in their own world.“

Mathieu Amalric by Nicholas Elliott
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“As soon as you film someone it accelerates the deterioration of love.”

Rick Alverson by Gary M. Kramer
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“A cat and mouse game between attraction and repulsion.”

Walerian Borowczyk’s Obscure Pleasures and Other Polish Films by Peter Dudek
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Over the past two years I’ve been captivated by the work of Polish filmmakers. 

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