A Belarusian Spirit
I admit when I first interviewed Aliaksei Paluyan about his film COURAGE I was a bit nervous for him. Our conversation happened after a plane was “diverted” to Minsk with a Belarusian dissident. Mr. Paluyan has a defiant spirit considering there is a nemesis only a few hours away with a long arm, thin skin […]
Iranian Luxembourg filmmaker Cyrus Neshvad’s work THE RED SUITCASE recently received an Academy Award Nomination for Best Short Film. The Paris educated director’s somber story of forced decisions builds a subtle rush. Click below for the Chat Cinema podcast.
On Tap at IFFR 2023
I never know what to expect at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. The Dutch fest always provides twists and turns with a program that challenges my views on cinema.
The Oscar Race For Short Films in 2022
Presenting varied International Short films that are Oscar eligible. The standard of these films are original and mostly excellent. Starting with Tech to the Future by Sandro Monetti, not surprisingly, it is something otherworldly. The only non-fiction film here, the mood is like a news item straight out of Robocop. On-screen narrator Francis Hellyer proclaims […]
Tribeca Fest Likes
The New York City Film Festival unspooled its usual cinema fair of polished works by filmmakers from around the world. The mixture of physical and virtual continued this past June for ten days. God Said Give Em’ Drum Machines is the story of how a sound was created in the Detroit music scene. Check out […]
2022 Cannes Gets HEAVY
The 2022 Cannes Film Festival went with heavyweights this year unveiling a star studded line up. Competition for the Golden Palm include features from directors David Cronenberg and Claire Denis along with sixteen other works. Big Hollywood titles unspooling on the French Riviera include TOP GUN sequel MAVERICK and Baz Luhrmann’s ELVIS. Cannes Film Festival […]
4 out of 5 from Ryusuke
I screened Ryûsuke Hamaguchi‘s three episode Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy last year. To my amazement, I liked it, giving the film 4/5 stars.
Chat Cinema talks to filmmakers Tom Berkeley and Ross White about their ROY. The duo give us insight on making the timely film starring David Bradley.
New Chat Cinemas Coming Soon
Stay tuned for the podcast conversations with the creative teams of some two acclaimed short features.
Is An Oscar In The Future?
For this episode of Chat Cinema, a conversation with Film Director Martin Strange-Hansen about his short film ON MY MIND. A personal story drawn from real life experience. The Danish work received a nomination in the Best Short Film category for the 94th Academy Awards. One question asked, “how did he come with the one […]