WINTER ISSUE AND SUNDANCE AROUND THE CORNER
For those who just read the blog, check out the main page all this week as we’ll be highlighting the responses we got from many of the filmmakers with features at this year’s Sundance Film Festival as they answer the question: if you had 10 percent more of anything, what would it be and why?
The responses are also in our Winter issue, which will premiere at Sundance (hits newsstands a week later) and also includes interviews with Paul Thomas Anderson on There Will Be Blood, Alex Gibney talks about his latest doc Taxi To The Dark Side and author Jonathan Safran Foer interviews Michel Gondry about Be Kind Rewind (which will screen in the Premieres section at Sundance). A selection of stories from the issue will appear on the site tomorrow.
Also on the site there’s my wrap up piece on the Dubai International Film Festival as well as Nick Dawson‘s chat with the directors of The Band’s Visit and Beaufort, two of the most successful Israeli films in what was a year of great films from that country (Beaufort opens this weekend). Dawson talks to Joseph Cedar (Beaufort) and Eran Kolirin (The Band’s Visit) about the controversial decision to have Beaufort be Israel’s submission for the Best Foreign Film Oscar over The Band’s Visit as well as the current state of Israeli cinema.
Enjoy. And see everyone in Park City.