Welcome to IDEAS | FILM, the online magazine about film thinking that keeps you up-to-date with the BEST FILM DISCOVERIES, the most interestingly-curated FILM FESTIVALS, the most original “film-thinkers” & filmmakers of the moment and what they’re up to! Interviews, articles, film criticism, all brought to you by Dana Knight @ IDEAS | FILM

Interviews With Some Exciting Filmmakers Working in VR – Dazed & Confused – CANNES 2016

Meet the Filmmakers Redefining the Romanian New Wave – Little White Lies – CANNES 2016

Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey on MAPPLETHORPE: LOOK AT THE PICTURES! – SUNDANCE 2016

ALICE WINOCOUR on Disorder and Shooting Trauma – Cannes 2015 Interview

AGNES VARDA Reflects on  Jane B. by Agnès V. and Kung-Fu Master! Ahead of the US Release of Digitally Restored Prints – New York, October 2015

ATHINA RACHEL TSANGARI on Writing and Casting Chevalier: No Macho Males Please!– LOCARNO 2015

LASZLO NEMES on SON OF SAUL & Filming Auschwitz in Shallow Focus: Could It Have Happened Somewhere Else Also?– CANNES 2015

JOSE LUIS GUERIN about his Spellbinding Academy of Muses and his Refusal to Make a “cinéma à thèse” – LOCARNO 2015

Filmmaker RADU JUDE & Producer ADA SOLOMON about AFERIM! and the Crazed World of Film Production in Romania – BERLINALE 2015

ALEX ROSS PERRY on the Art and Fun of Screenwriting & his Gripping QUEEN OF EARTH – BERLINALE 2015

JOSHUA OPPENHEIMER about Impunity & Two of the Most Extraordinary Documentaries Ever Made: THE ACT OF KILLING and THE LOOK OF SILENCE – SXSW2015

ONDI TIMONER on RUSSELL BRAND and the Tricky Business of Documenting Celebrity – SXSW 2015

GUILLAUME NICLOUX on Valley of Love and Why Actors Don’t Interest Him…-CANNES 2015

CORNELIU PORUMBOIU About his Latest TREASURE, Winner of Un Certain Talent at CANNES 2015

FRANCES McDORMAND Doesn’t Need “Help” with Making a Film. And Neither Do You – Women in Motion/CANNES 2015 REPORT


GRIMUR HAKONARSON about his Un Certain Regard winning feature, a Riveting Tale of Men and RAMS – CANNES 2015

WILLIAM CUSICK on his Wonderfully Immersive Pop Meets the Void LOWER EAST SIDE FILM FESTIVAL 2015 New York

LORENZO VIGAS About his Obsessive Work with Actors, his collaboration with Michel Franco and Winning the Golden Lion for his first feature DESDE ALLA  – VENICE 2015

BENJAMIN CROTTY on Turning Cheesy Daytime TV Dialogue Into Highbrow Art in Fort Buchanan – New Directors New Films 2015

AMY KOHN – A Courtship – TRIBECA 2015

PAZ FABREGA on  Viaje & Filmmaking in Costa Rica – TRIBECA 2015

NADAV LAPID – Art Won’t Save the World in Israeli Auteur’s Daring Second Feature The Kindergarten Teacher – !f Istanbul 2015

SHIRA GEFFEN on the Making of Boreg – !f Istanbul 2015

All About FASSBINDER from Danish Filmmaker & Film Critic CHRISTIAN BRAAD THOMSEN: Fassbinder – To Love Without Demands –  !f Istanbul 2015

CHAD GRACIA & The Russian Woodpecker – More Paranoid, More Fascinating than a Bond Thriller – SUNDANCE 2015

PATRICIO GUZMAN Talks About the Memory of Water  & Chile’s Tragic Past in The Pearl ButtonBERLINALE 2015

STINA WERENFELS – Dora or the Sexual Neuroses of Our Parents – BERLINALE 2015

CARLOS MACHADO QUINTELA and His Project of the Century Win the Hivos Tiger Award at ROTTERDAM FILM FESTIVAL 2015 – Havana, December 2015

EUGENE JARECKI About His Doc Retrospective at HAVANA FILM FESTIVAL 2014

EUGENE GREEN on His Sublime Masterpiece LA SAPIENZA – TIFF 2014

THE YES MEN Are Revolting Again – TIFF 2014

KATE CHEVIGNY & ROSS KAUFFMAN on the E-Team & Documenting the Middle East

HAL HARTLEY on Story, Style and His Latest Movie, Ned Rifle – TIFF 2014

Actor LIAM AIKEN  from Henry the Fool to Ned RifleTIFF 2014

MATTHEW PLACEK on his Moving Portrait of Marina Abramovic – TIFF 2014

STEFAN  HAUPT on THE CIRCLESwitzerland’s Submission for Best Foreign Film at the 2015 Academy Awards

ALBERT SERRA and the Paranoia of Cliché – NDNF 2014


Art et amour du cinéma – L’inoubliable ALAIN RESNAIS vu par SANDRINE KIBERLAIN

RICHARD LINKLATER Takes Silver Bear at BERLINALE 2014. Here’s a Portrait of the “Best Director”

MICHELLE YEOH on Film, Food and Final Recipe – BERLINALE 2014

SOPHIE HYDE on 52 Tuesdays – BERLINALE 2014

GUILLAUME NICLOUX & MICHEL HOUELLEBECQ Banter About the Kidnapping of the Later – BERLINALE 2014

HIPPOLYTE GIRARDOT on Resnais & Aimer, Boire et Chanter – BERLINALE 2014

SANDRINE KIBERLAIN on Resnais & Aimer, Boire et Chanter (Life of Riley) – BERLINALE 2014

DAVID WENHAM & HUGO WEAVING on Australian Anthology Film The Turning – BERLINALE 2014

DAYNA GOLDFINE & DAN GELLER on The Gallapagos Affair – BERLINALE 2014


Interview with THOMAS VINTERBERG  About His Oscar-Nominated Film THE HUNT

How To Love Creative People – ZACHARY HEINZERLING About His Oscar-Nominated Documentary CUTIE AND THE BOXER

Should Truth Always Prevail? Acclaimed Documentarian ALEX GIBNEY About THE ARMSTRONG LIE

The Girl Who Played With Fire, Got Burnt but Enjoyed It – CATHERINE BREILLAT About ABUSE OF WEAKNESS

AT BERKELEY with Legendary Documentarian FREDERICK WISEMAN

Director ANTHONY CHEN on ILO ILO, Honest Filmmaking and Winning the First Camera d’Or for Singapore

BERNARD ROSE about Tolstoy, TWO JACKS, Two of His Favourite Directors and Two Lies They Tell in Hollywood


Bare-Breasted Feminism & Tough Girl Activism – Filmmaker KITTY GREEN Explains Why UKRAINE IS NOT A BROTHEL

CPH:DOX – A Darling of A Film Festival + Interview with Festival Producer MADS MIKKELSEN

“I cast my actors for their imagination” – Director JAMES PONSOLDT About THE SPECTACULAR NOW

LOVE, MARILYN – Interview with Director LIZ GARBUS

Romanian Filmmaker RADU JUDE About EVERYBODY IN OUR FAMILY, Descartes’ Error and How Filmmaking Is Like “going blindly in the dark”

GLORIA is Glorious In SEBASTIAN LELIO’s New Film


Director CRAIG ZOBEL On the Controversy Created by His Second Film, COMPLIANCE

A Love Story Like No Other From Kiwi Filmmaker FLORIAN HABICHT

Thoughts On Shorts



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