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2016 IDFA Interview: Mette Carla Albrechtsen & Lea Glob (Venus)

2016 IDFA Interview: Mette Carla Albrechtsen & Lea Glob (Venus)

  “I blame capitalism”- Mette Carla Albrechtsen And now that I have the attention of both males and females, let’s talk about sexuality. We are trying to retrieve ourselves, our identities, while we are bombarded by brand new information daily- if not hourly. The number of genders is out of hand, and so are the

2016 IDFA Interview: Guido Hendrikx (Director- Stranger In Paradise)

You are not welcome. We don’t want you here. These are, probably, the two sentences that have caused the biggest discomfort during this year’s IDFA. Not because they were addressed to us, the audience, but because they reflect the harsh reality we are all trying to hide under the carpet; we all know at least one

2016 IDFA Interview: Tonislav Hristov (Director- The Good Postman)

A tiny village on the Bulgarian border with Turkey fights against humanity’s failure. “The Great Gate” is a small, Bulgarian village, close to the border with Turkey. In its glorious days, it had hundreds of residents. Nowadays, it counts less than 40, with the majority being elderly. As it is ironically stated by its name, the

2016 IDFA Interview: Susanne Regina Meures (Raving Iran)

In the midst of the 2016 International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), where some 500 films find their way to eyes and sales across Europe, Susanne Regina Meures “Raving Iran” is enjoying a particulalry fond response. Currently ranked as one of the festival’s audience favorites, “Raving Iran” tells the story of Anoosh and Arash, two Tehran-based

Riviera Maya Film Festival Interview: Vince Wilburn Jr. (Producer – Miles Ahead)

In the midst of a dazzling and prolific career at the forefront of modern jazz innovation, Miles Davis virtually disappears from public view for a period of five years in the late 1970s. Alone and holed up in his home, he is beset by chronic pain from a deteriorating hip, his musical voice stifled and

Filmmaker Interview: Jon Manning (Burlesque: Heart of the Glitter Tribe)

‘Glitter Tribe’ is a documentary feature about the passion and personalities at the heart of today’s new wave of burlesque. On stage and in candid conversation, twelve of today’s hottest performers reveal the naked truth about an exotic world where artifice is a route to authenticity and pretending to be someone else is the ultimate

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