Film of the Month: Ira Sachs

Posted Saturday, October 1st, 2016

Ira Sachs is an intelligent, cine-literate director born in Memphis, Tennessee, later based in New York. His subtle, smart dramas echo his experiences of living in these two places, as well as drawing wider from his collaborators and influences.

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Film of the Month Winners: July

Posted Monday, September 26th, 2016

In July we hosted Apichatpong Weerasethakul, one of the all time great modern arthouse directors. A filmmaker’s filmmaker, Apichatpong won the Palme d’Or for his 2010 film Uncle Boonmee, having won prizes at Cannes for two features before that, Blissfully Yours and Tropical Malady, and has been a critical and festival favourite since his debut feature Mysterious Object at Noon. Some warm and incisive words from the brilliant Thai director on the three finalists in July’s Film of the Month competition, below. These were

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Film of the Month: Briony Hanson

Posted Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Briony Hanson has been the Director of Film for the British Council since 2011, and is responsible for overseeing promotion of British films and filmmakers across the world.

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Guest Blog: Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Thailand

Posted Monday, August 1st, 2016

Apichatpong Weerasethakul is one of the world’s most revered modern arthouse directors. Almost all of his wide reaching body of work has been met with critical acclaim, and three of his features (Blissfully Yours, Tropical Malady and Uncle Boonmie) won prizes at Cannes Film Festival. We spoke with the director (who was our Film of the Month judge for July), about his relationship with filmmaking and his homeland.

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Film of the Month Winners: June

Posted Monday, July 25th, 2016

Artist filmmaker turned feature director Omer Fast provides some insightful feedback to this month’s winning Film of the Month entries.

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Film of the Month: Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Posted Friday, July 1st, 2016

Apichatpong Weerasethakul is a prestigious, multi-award winning arthouse filmmaker from Thailand, who is best known for his 2010 Palme d’Or winning feature Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives.

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Guest Blog: Omer Fast on Art and Cinema

Posted Thursday, June 30th, 2016

As his narrative feature debut Remainder opens in London to no small acclaim, we speak with artist-filmmaker turned feature director Omer Fast, about transitioning from the art world to feature filmmaking and adapting fiction for the screen.

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Film of the Month Winners: May

Posted Friday, June 17th, 2016

British comedy innovator Alice Lowe provides her insight on your submissions for the June Film of the Month.

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Film of the Month: Omer Fast

Posted Friday, June 3rd, 2016

Omer Fast is a Israel born, Berlin based video artist turned feature filmmaker. Born in Jerusalem, he spent much of his youth travelling back and forth between Israel and the United States. Much of his art builds from this dual-identity. “I grew up with two identities and two languages that I had to speak fluently, and so what is always connected to my work is this notion of being perceived as authentic, and how much that is a performance.” His films work

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Film of the Month Winners: April

Posted Monday, May 9th, 2016

Robert Eggers, director of the terrific horror phenomenon The Witch, has returned with his feedback on the April finalists for Film of the Month, choosing Cowboy Ben as the clear standout within a trio of impressive, and particularly beautifully shot, shorts. Congratulations to the various cinematographers who are not mentioned here, as well as the directors credited.. A terrifically well shot, compact but fully realised drama that plays out the whole history of a relationship in less than 10 minutes, for Robert, Scott

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