We had the chance to chat with the Apulia-born director Valentina Pedicini, who talked through the making of her successful documentary “Faith”, produced by Donatella Palermo for Stemal Entertainment and … Continue reading Italy’s Valentina Pedicini talks about ‘Faith’ and isolation
Last month at the Sundance film festival in Park City, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Amanda Kernell to talk about her beautifully haunting film “Charter”. Chatting with … Continue reading Amanda Kernell’s love story in “Charter” explores the complexities of divorce
Grainne Humphreys has been the director of the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival (VMDIFF) since 2007. Under her direction, the prestigious Irish film event has significantly expanded its scope. … Continue reading Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival director Grainne Humphreys shares her view of European women in film
What I love the most about dreams is that they can take you into worlds that you’ve never visited, introduce you to people you’d normally never meet, and make you … Continue reading Zeina Durra delves into her dreamy Sundance film ‘Luxor’
The following Cineuropa interview is with filmmaker Anne Sewitsky. After studying directing at the Norwegian Film School, her feature-film debut came in 2010 with the comedy “Happy, Happy”, which was awarded … Continue reading Anne Sewitsky • Director of “Sonja: The White Swan”
Sundance is my “happy place”. It’s the place I go to in my mind when sh**t in the real-world gets too real. I fell in love with Sundance in 2016. … Continue reading Basking in Sundance
Greta Fernández delivers a powerhouse performance in Belén Funes’ “A Thief’s Daughter”. Her character Sara takes us through so many pieces of her life. While we follow her, we are … Continue reading Greta Fernández walks us through her powerhouse performance in ‘A Thief’s Daughter’
There is power in media. A good review, a great interview, getting the right onscreen exposure makes a difference in the trajectory of a film. Hilda Somarriba understands that as … Continue reading Hilda Somarriba elevates independent cinema in the film festival market and media with ‘The Rider’ and ‘Paradise Hills’
I met producer Mahak Jiwani at the 2019 Girl Power Film + Media Summit in Brooklyn, New York, where the short film she produced, “Yume,” was screened.” Yume” is about … Continue reading Producer Mahak Jiwani’s ‘Yume’ explores our secret selves and gender stereotypes
In March, I had the opportunity to interview British filmmaker Anya Camilleri. Camilleri’s award-winning short film “A Girl of No Importance,” made in partnership with agency Stella’s Voice, brings awareness to human trafficking and sex slavery. “A Girl of No Importance” is about a teenage prostitute who escapes from her traffickers but finds herself lost in Rome. Camilleri has also written the feature film “Highway of Love,” also based on true stories.
I spoke with actor, writer, and intimacy coordinator Michela Carattini about her film “Remote Access,” which she cowrote and coproduced with screenwriter Leanne Mangan. Penelope Berkemeier directed the film. Michela, the daughter of a Panamanian-American military intelligence officer and an Australian ballerina, grew up in Germany, where she developed an interest in languages, obscure autobiographies, and criminal behavior. Michela’s award-winning storytelling is driven by her search for world’s compassion and intelligence.
Michal Aviad’s newest film, “Working Woman,” premiered at TIFF and recently screened at the Chicago International Film Festival. “Working Woman” (2018) tells a remarkably timely tale of sexual harassment in the workplace and the effects upon a woman’s entire life and family.