Posts tagged "director"

Mapping your mind – A sketch by Martin Turk

Directors from the Sarajevo Short Film Selection draw a sketch of their films To better illustrate the relationship between directors and their films, we put their creativity to the test. Using pencil and a piece of paper, they were asked to spontaneously draw something about thier film, a symbol, a landscape, the main caracter’s dreams...

Cinema helps me to extend the borders of ‘reality’ around me

Interview with Cenk Erturk director of Posthumous Synopsis: Mirsad’s father’s village is evacuated due to dam construction. The village will soon be under water. Mirsad arrives from the city intending to move his father’s remains from the old village cemetery to a grave in the new village’s graveyard. We’d like to know who you are....

Making a movie brings a special state of mind to me

Interview with Nora Lakos director of Edina Synopsis: Edina, is a playful story about a one nigh stand of a writer and his own creature. Due to their  adventures the writer loses his superpower to change the character and the story, and can’t get away from his perfect female character any more. We’d like to know who...

Martin Bargiel: “From the first idea it was designed as a short film different to all other short films”

Interview with Martin Bargiel, winner of a Special Mention at the Impossible Film Contest for Blink of an Eye Synopsis: In the middle of the night a fight between Schenker’s neighbors won’t let him rest. Half asleep his mind is playing tricks on him: constantly he awakes in different places.  He tries to put himself...

Interview with Jefferson Moneo, directors of Big Muddy presented at the Cinéfondation

Behind the Scenes at the Cannes Film Festival Synopsis: A teenage outlaw, on the run with his mother and her good for nothing boyfriend, comes face to face with the past when a mysterious drifter shows up at the gang’s hideout. How would you describe your film? The lost chapter from an obscure Western pulp...

Interview with Son Tae-gyum, directors of YA-GAN-BI-HANG (Fly by Night) presented at the Cinéfondation

Behind the Scenes at the Cannes Film Festival Synopsis: A boy whose only family is his elder brother has sex with a man for money. Caught short of cash, the man suggests they meet again the following day and asks for his number. But the boy’s cell phone has been confiscated by his brother who...

Interview with Mariano Luque, directors of Salsipuedes presented at the Cinéfondation

Behind the Scenes at the Cannes Film Festival Synopsis: Salsipuedes is a particular approach to different shades of violence against women in a family environment. With this film, I attempt to explore how this violence is maintained and naturalised verbally. I also try to create a contrast between the harmony and peace of nature and...

Interview with Pieter Dirkx, directors of Bento Monogatari (Lunchbox Story) presented at the Cinéfondation

Behind the Scenes at the Cannes Film Festival Synopsis: It’s a story about a couple that’s been married for a long time. They both feel like there’s something missing between them and they each escape into their own, very different worlds. The woman tries to get her husband to follow her into the world of...

Interview with Nathanael Carton, director of Suu and Uchikawa presented at the Cinéfondation

Behind the Scenes at the Cannes Film Festival Synopsis: Suu et Uchikawa tells the story of an elderly Japanese man and his young Burmese partner finding their union at threat when the immigration services discover that she resides in Japan illegally. It is told in the form of a long interview across their home, blurring...

Interview with Simao Cayatte, director of Viagem (The Trip) presented at the Cinéfondation

Behind the Scenes at the Cannes Film Festival Synopsis: A Viagem (The Trip) tells the story of António, an elderly retired man from Lisbon, Portugal, who spends his days drinking at the bar while his wife passes the time by watching mindless TV shows at home. Their life has become a mundane routine devoid of...

The Importance of a Personal Tone

An Interview with Dimitra Karya, artistic director for Cinéfondation There are many movers and shakers in the short film industry worldwide, but Dimitra Karya is definitely one of the most important personalities. She decides about who is getting into the Selection of Cinéfondation at the Cannes Film Festival, probably watches more student films than anybody...