Festivals & Events

Festivals & Events


“We Had to Combine Three Different Islands”: Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic on Cannes Caméra d’Or-Winner Murina


The winner of the Caméra d’Or for the best debut feature at Cannes this year was the maritime Murina, a coming-of-age drama of slow-motion escape from Croatian writer-director Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic. Premiering in Directors’ Fortnight, the sun-baked film tracks teenaged…  Read more

By Jul 26, 2021

Cannes Film Festival 2021: Awards, Vortex, Train Again


I typically aim to use this last post as my awards clean-up, wherein I tackle the prize-winning films I didn’t address in my previous dispatches. This year will have to be different, since Spike Lee’s jury trophied many of the…  Read more

By Jul 22, 2021

Sundance Institute Announces 10 Producers Lab Fellows, Summit Panelists and Conversations

The Sundance Institute announced today the producers who will take part in its upcoming Producers Lab (July 25 – 29) and the panelists, projects and advisors participating in its Producers Summit (August 2- 5). The former consists of five fiction…  Read more

By Jul 22, 2021

“You Never Know When You Will Have a Great Image”: Ryusuke Hamaguchi on Drive My Car

Drive My Car

It might strike some as sacrilege when I say that the excitement I’ve felt around Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s run of recent work reminds me of watching (and catching up with) the films of Arnaud Desplechin in the 2000s. Drive My Car,…  Read more

By Jul 19, 2021

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