Cinema Escapist

Exploring the world and self through a cinematic lens

Interviews

Interview: “Five Fingers for Marseilles” Director Michael Matthews and Writer Sean Drummond

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The filmmaking duo behind ' Five Fingers for Marseilles' discuss the decade-long journey of bringing South Africa's first Western to the screen.

Interview: Indonesian director Joko Anwar on “Halfworlds” and “Pengabdi Setan”

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Joko Anwar is one of Indonesia's most critically acclaimed and commercially successful directors.

Jamie Greenberg talks “Future ’38”, his anti-Nazi time travel comedy

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In this lighthearted screwball comedy, a secret agent from 1938 travels to the far-off future of 2018 on a mission to stop Hitler.

Interview: Chen Ho-yu, director of “The Teenage Psychic”

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"Teenage Psychic" is HBO Asia's first Chinese-language series, and was shot entirely in Taiwan.

Interview: Daniel McCabe’s “This Is Congo” compels us to care about the Congo

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Director Daniel McCabe reveals his intent to confuse, scar, and ultimately engage the audience in his war documentary “This Is Congo”.

Interview: Shady Srour and Ilan Moskovitch discuss “Holy Air” in Israel’s Arab capital

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Filmmakers Srour and Moskovitch find absurdity in the lives of a "minority within a minority"—Nazareth's Christian Arabs.

Interview: Mark Grieco’s “A River Below” isn’t just about saving the dolphins

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Grieco's documentary explores the complex, "post-truth truth" behind an episode of environmental activism in Brazil.

Interview: Berni Goldblat, director of “Wallay”

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Berni Goldblat is the director of "Wallay", which tells a moving coming-of-age story set in Burkina Faso.

Interview: “Bad Genius” director Nattawut Poonpiriya

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Poonpiriya's hit film "Bad Genius" has been described as a Thai "Ocean's Eleven".

Interview: Chinese director Pengfei on “The Taste of Rice Flower”

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A disciple of Tsai Ming-liang, Chinese director Pengfei discusses his latest film "The Taste of Rice Flower".