“They are really full characters who have everyday kind of problems” American filmmaker Kelly Reichardt says of the characters that lead her new film Certain Women. Played by Laura Dern, Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart, and Lily Gladstone respectively, these women are our window into an intriguing yet isolated life in the American North West. They’re […]

Stephen Kijak is an American filmmaker who created the cult classic Cinemania (2002), which dealt with the lives of cinephiles in New York; after that, his docu-making took on a decidedly musical trajectory. He worked with none other than David Bowie to create Scott Walker – 30 Century Man (2006), then followed it up with The […]

Emrhys Cooper is an ambitious actor whose extensive experience of playing a broad range of roles for musical theatre, television and film makes him one of truly versatile young British actors. Cooper is best known for the Emmy nominated drama series Vanity (2015), the award winning indie feature Till We Meet Again (2015), sci-fi drama Altered […]

On a gloomy day in London, in a French café, I had the pleasure of meeting Takaki, a self-taught Japanese DJ, who had never expected that his popularity would soar to a height where his skills would be used to create a Panasonic commercial. The ad was admired by many during the FIFA World Cup […]

There is a high possibility that in a little under a week, the first Hungarian short film in over fifty years will find itself on the list of the prestigious Academy Awards nominations –  Sing (also Mindenki), the  excellent 25-minute short about the competitive world of children’s choirs that is based on a true story […]

Maude Hirst, the daughter of Michael Hirst – a screenwriter and producer (Elizabeth, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, The Tudors, Vikings) – started her acting career with the role of Sophie in 2008’s Crush and Curry, a fast-paced comedy drama which was followed by 2009’s Nuryan, where she portrayed Ellie. From 2008 to 2010, Maude played […]

Kierston Wareing is a fierce and ambitious actress whose career dates back to 2007, when Ken Loach, one of the most prestigious British filmmakers, discovered her and cast her as the lead in It’s a Free World, where she played a single mum Angie, who turned into a coldhearted recruitment ‘agent’. The film was awarded […]