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Kibwe Tavares on working with Daniel Kaluuya on The Kitchen

February 28, 2024

Architect-turned-filmmaker Kibwe Tavares talks the making of his film The Kitchen with co-director Daniel Kaluuya.

BY Chris Cotonou

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Cymande: on afterlife, resilience, and Getting It Back

February 23, 2024

Alex Georgiades talks to Tim Mackenzie-Smith, the director of new documentary Getting It Back: The Story of Cymande as well as Steve Scipio and Patrick Paterson, two members of the iconic British funk-band itself.

BY Alex Georgiades

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Berlinale 2024: Julia von Heinz on Treasure – “Crying is the greatest gift” 

February 21, 2024

Hannah Ghorashi speaks to Julia von Heinz about 'Treasure', a feature about intergenerational trauma starring Stephen Fry and Lena Dunham.

BY Hannah Ghorashi

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Jeff Nichols: “There are aspects of masculinity that are very romantic, and I think, too, very human.”

November 28, 2023

The director talks about the dangerous truth at the core of radicalism, the beautiful tension in masculinity, and his singular interpretation of The Bikeriders.

BY Luke Georgiades

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Nia DaCosta: “For Me, Cinema Is Like Church”

December 10, 2023

The New York native tells A Rabbit’s Foot about working on The Marvels, her love for films and comics alike, and why cinema isn’t dead.

BY Luke Georgiades | Creative Direction by Fatima Khan | Photography by Andrew Georgiades | Style and movement by Olivia Pezzente

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Michael Mann: “I wanted there to be actual racing in the racing scenes!”

December 4, 2023

Master filmmaker Michael Mann speaks about Ferrari, Heat 2, and how his Chicago roots shaped his meticulously-crafted body of work.

BY Chris Cotonou

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Emerald Fennell on Saltburn: “The more pathetic a character is, the closer they are to me”

November 28, 2023

The British director sits down with A Rabbit's Foot to discuss her beguiling new feature Saltburn, a film about the perils of class and desire. "The question I wanted to pose was: How do you get what you want out of something that will never want you back?"

BY Chris Cotonou

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Benoît Delhomme: “I paint with the damage cinema inflicted on me”

September 19, 2023

The great cinematographer discusses his incredible career and his longstanding love for painting.

BY Luke Georgiades

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Alfonso Cuarón: “Impulse Is Where The Beauty Is”

September 5, 2023

The academy-award winning filmmaker talks to A Rabbit's Foot Editor-in-Chief Charles Finch.

BY Charles Finch

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Celine Song: A Conversation on Space, Time and Past Lives

September 6, 2023

From playwright to filmmaker, Celine Song has come out the gate a fully formed master. With Past Lives wowing critics and audiences alike this year, the South Korean-Canadian director joined us to discuss the makings of her epic sci-fi of the soul...

BY Luke Georgiades

Confessions

Into the Dreamscape with Anna Biller

September 7, 2023

The acclaimed auteur talks her unique filmmaking style and her new Gothic-horror novel Bluebeard's Castle.

BY Luke Georgiades

Film

Kim Jee-woon: “In order to do film well…there’s this ordinary life that I’ve been avoiding.” 

October 25, 2023

One of Korea's most celebrated filmmakers, Director Kim opens up about the philosophy behind good filmmaking and what he's given up to achieve it.

BY Sam Murphy

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Wim Wenders: The Road Back

September 7, 2023

The iconic director discusses his sprawling filmography alongside exclusive images from his films and personal photography collection.

BY Chris Cotonou

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A Conversation with Peter Weir on The Year of Living Dangerously

September 5, 2023

The great American filmmaker discusses his underrated masterpiece with Deputy editor Chris Cotonou.

BY Chris Cotonou

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“Making Sport White”: Paul Schrader on Taxi Driver

September 8, 2023

The writer-director revisits his classic screenplay Taxi Driver.

BY Andy Hazel

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The Search for Home: A Conversation with Davy Chou

September 7, 2023

The Cambodian-French filmmaker talks Return to Seoul, the joys and dangers of world travel, and his own experiences as a transnational.

BY Luke Georgiades

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Alicia Vikander: Roots, Rhythm and Process

September 8, 2023

The actress talks to Editor-in-Chief Charles Finch about her creative journey.

BY Charles Finch

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Emma Seligman: Started from the Bottoms

August 29, 2023

After kicking the door down with her breakthrough indie-comedy Shiva Baby, director Emma Seligman is back with a bigger budget and bigger ambitions.

BY Fatima Khan & Luke Georgiades

Film

Ludwig Göransson on Oppenheimer, in his own words

August 4, 2023

Introducing our new weekly series, in which an artist takes us on a tour of their world. First up? The Grammy and Oscar winning composer of Christopher Nolan's latest smash-hit...

BY A Rabbit's Foot

Film

Ravish Kumar: The Showman

July 25, 2023

Ravish Kumar is the subject of While We Watched, a documentary following the journalist as he navigates Modi's India.

BY Avanish Chandrasekaran

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Shea Whigham Is At the Top of His Game

July 12, 2023

The acclaimed character actor talks appearing in Across the Spider-Verse, his love for Don Corleone, and chasing Tom Cruise across the world in Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part 1.

BY Luke Georgiades | Photography by Daniel Prakopcyk

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Leslie Iwerks Talks 100 Years of Warner Bros.

July 10, 2023

Academy Award nominated filmmaker Leslie Iwerks talks directing the sweeping documentary that celebrates a century of Warner Brothers.

BY Chris Cotonou

Film

Ira Sachs on Passages: “It’s a film without shame.”

July 3, 2023

Ira Sachs joins Allegra Handelsman to talk queer love on screen, why the term 'toxic' is dated, and transcending labels of sexuality in his critically acclaimed Passages.

BY Allegra Handelsman

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Clara Cullen In Conversation

June 22, 2023

Argentinian director Clara Cullen talks her signature cinematography style, studying with Werner Herzog, and her debut feature Manuela with guest writer Hannah Ghorashi.

BY Hannah Ghorashi

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Francesca Scorsese is ready for her close-up

May 25, 2023

The young Scorsese discusses her debut short film, what she's learnt from her father, and how her—and her generation—are finding a new voice.

BY Chris Cotonou | Photography by Luke Georgiades

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Gaspar Noé: “I believe there are other dimensions that we don’t know.”

May 22, 2023

The Enfant Terrible of French cinema discusses passion, death and happy endings.

BY Chris Cotonou

Film

Sam Taylor-Johnson: “I can see by an eyelash movement whether the scene is going to work or not.”

May 23, 2023

The director of 50 Shades of Grey takes us through a few of the loves of her life.

BY Charles Finch

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Alex Cox: “You can’t be an authentic punk and be in the establishment.”

May 22, 2023

Punk director Alex Cox breaks his silence with a rare interview on his love for Western films and the making Sid and Nancy.

BY Max Arvelaiz

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The Double Lives of Isabel Sandoval

May 22, 2023

The Lingua Franca director talks filmmaking as an act of self-therapy, her love affair with the auteurs of the past, and the radicalism of cinematic sensuality.

BY Luke Georgiades | Illustrations by Andrew Bastow

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Marion Cotillard: “If we want the world to be better, we must start by looking at ourselves with love.”

May 22, 2023

In this candid profile, the journalist Richard Gianorio, Marion Cotillard’s friend, explores the enigma of France’s most compelling star.

BY Richard Gianorio

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Fanny Ardant: “Even when I was young, I never thought of myself as attractive.”

May 22, 2023

A legend of French cinema, Fanny Ardant describes her love of 'secret liaisons', beauty—and the state of film today.

BY Natasha Fraser

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John Pawson: “Stillness has a spiritual dimension.”

May 22, 2023

The iconic minimalist architect John Pawson discusses his lessons from Japan, his appreciation for stillness, and his love for travel.

BY Fatima Khan

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Every Frame A Photo: Sir Roger Deakins Talks Byways

May 22, 2023

The greatest cinematographer of all time discusses his approach to filmmaking and photography.

BY Chris Cotonou

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The Night of the 12th: Dominik Moll’s thriller gives murder a new edge

March 31, 2023

The César award-winning director explores gender preconceptions in his twisty new police procedural.

BY Luke Georgiades

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Rosalind Eleazar: “There’s something true about theatre.” 

March 29, 2023

In a free-wheeling interview, award-winning actor Rosalind Eleazar discusses Slow Horse, the magic of theatre and a certain experience with Matthew Broderick...

BY Sam Murphy

Art & Photography

Sir Don McCullin: “I’ve seen the anatomy of humanity spilled out on roadways.”

February 9, 2023

An icon of British photography, Don McCullin opens up about the trauma of conflict and the need for art.

BY Charles Finch

Film

Darren Aronofsky: “I was not aware how much love was in the world for Brendan [Fraser].”

January 31, 2023

Darren Aronofsky opens up on his creative process, environmental work and his time with Brendan Fraser.

BY Chris Cotonou

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Oliver Stone: “I don’t love dictators any more than you do. I don’t like bullies. I hate them.”

January 30, 2023

Journalist Seumas Milne interviews legendary filmmaker Oliver Stone.

BY Seumas Milne

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Saint Omer: Alice Diop Wants to Know What You See

February 9, 2023

The French filmmaker talks the making of one of the most acclaimed and essential films of 2022.

BY Chris Cotonou

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Tahar Rahim, In His Own Words

February 9, 2023

France’s most versatile actor talks choosing his range of characters, working with directors from around the world, and the value of representation and faith.

BY Words by Chris Cotonou / Images by Adrianna Aounn

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Ava DuVernay: “I believe in Destiny.”

May 23, 2023

Multiple Oscar-nominated director Ava DuVernay discusses her fateful first love for cinema.

BY Nadia Khomami

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Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy: Rebel With A Cause

February 9, 2023

Director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy talks directing Ms. Marvel, Partition on film, and her favourite films of the 2023 awards season with A Rabbit's Foot's Fatima Khan.

BY Fatima Khan

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Todd Field: “Anyone that’s serious about music is writing for video games.”

January 31, 2023

Todd Field discusses his break from film, his work in advertising and the politics of Tár.

BY Luke Georgiades | Illustration by Andrew Bastow

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Ken Loach: “I don’t agree you need a political cause to make a movie.”

February 9, 2023

An icon of British film, Ken Loach discusses his activism in cinema and capturing inner humanity.

BY Jason Solomons

Film

Art to Provoke: Nadine Labaki

February 9, 2023

Over the Marrakesh Film Festival, Chris Cotonou looks at Nadine Labaki's journey through cinema during troubled times.

BY Chris Cotonou

Art & Photography

William Kentridge: “What’s in the body, will tell you what’s being said.”

February 9, 2023

William Kentridge discusses the politics of South Africa and the world, his role as an artist, and his quiet optimism about human nature.

BY Sam Murphy

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Amma Asante’s World

February 9, 2023

Amma Asante talks her vision for a James Bond movie, working with Mads Mikkelsen, and bringing hope to the big screen.

BY Luke Georgiades

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Raúl Castillo: The New Masculinity

December 21, 2022

The star of A24 drama 'The Inspection' talks to ARF about subverting masculinity on-screen, his childlike approach to acting, and a potential shift to directing.

BY Luke Georgiades

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“We Decided to Fight Back”: Saim Sadiq on Screening Joyland in Pakistan

February 9, 2023

Saim Sadiq's thought-provoking debut was banned in Pakistan, until the filmmaker decided enough was enough.

BY Fatima Khan

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A Journey of Doubt: Edward Berger on All Quiet on the Western Front

February 9, 2023

Director Edward Berger talks making his Best Picture nominated anti-war masterpiece.

BY Chris Cotonou

Art & Photography

Ai Weiwei: “Our pursuit of truth can only tell us who we are.”

February 9, 2023

Against all odds, Ai Weiwei explains how he hopes his recent foray into filmmaking can influence new ways of thinking.

BY Luke Georgiades

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Will Sharpe: multi-hyphenate actor-director on surrendering to mystery in The White Lotus 

February 9, 2023

Will Sharpe opens up about his experience with White Lotus, past career and future ambitions.

BY Sam Murphy

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Lars von Trier's Bizarre Kingdom (Finally) Cometh

December 24, 2022

The Danish filmmaker talks bringing his nightmarish hospital trilogy to an end, twenty-five years after the last instalment.

BY A Rabbit's Foot

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“Jesus for the Hardcore”: Abel Ferrara talks Padre Pio

November 30, 2022

The famously no-bullshit New York filmmaker Abel Ferrara takes a spiritual turn in his recent conversation with ARF...

BY Chris Cotonou

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Film and Politics with Lily Amirpour: “The system is the great antagonist of each story.”

October 17, 2022

Lily Amirpour speaks out during a moment of political crisis - discussing Iran, world building, and Sufi mysticism

BY Sam Murphy

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Darcy Paquet on translating Parasite for Bong Joon-ho

November 17, 2022

The English translator of Parasite discusses language barriers and Korean cinema.

BY Sam Murphy

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Paolo Sorrentino: "Knowing Too Much About Yourself Can Be Dangerous"

September 1, 2022

Malcom Pagani speaks to Italy’s most celebrated contemporary filmmaker, Paolo Sorrentino.

BY Malcom Pagani

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An Hour With Valeria Golino

September 1, 2022

ARF Editor-In-Chief Charles Finch engages in open conversation with actress, filmmaker and personal friend of his, Valeria Golino

BY Charles Finch

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Ground Zero: Dreams of A Liquor Store Baby

October 5, 2022

For ARF, Luke Georgiades speaks to filmmaker So Yun Um about her Liquor Store Dreams journey, her relationship with her father, filming tough conversations, and the international boom of Korean culture.

BY Luke Georgiades

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A conversation with Alberto Barbera

September 1, 2022

The Venice Film Festival chief talks his good friend, writer and editor Malcom Pagani...

BY Malcom Pagani

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Alain Elkann Interviews Monica Vitti

September 1, 2022

Reprinted with love, a classic interview between Alain Elkann and the great artist Monica Vitti.

BY Alain Elkann

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Wes Anderson on les temps perdu

May 12, 2022

What makes Wes Anderson tick? In the following discussion, the auteur describes where he finds inspiration between cinema and his dreams.

BY A Rabbit's Foot, Wes Anderson

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Masks, Masculinity, and the D'Innocenzos

September 1, 2022

Luke Georgiades talks to the filmmaker twin that are blazing a trail past their contemporaries

BY Luke Georgiades

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Isabelle Adjani in Confession

May 12, 2022

In this intimate discussion, the inimitable Isabelle Adjani discusses her career, life, and the strength of women in cinema.

BY Natasha A. Fraser

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Claire Denis is Amazing

May 12, 2022

With her latest film in competition for the Palme d’Or at Cannes, we sat with the auteur to discuss how film gives her life meaning.

BY Chris Cotonou

Confessions

Adventures With Al Ruddy

September 1, 2022

ARF Editor-In-Chief Charles Finch has an affectionate conversation with his friend, mentor, and iconic film producer Al Ruddy...

BY Charles Finch

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Wes Anderson: “Our stories might be more or less a shared daydream.”

May 12, 2022

What makes Wes Anderson tick? In the following discussion, the auteur describes where he finds inspiration between cinema and his dreams.

BY A Rabbit's Foot

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Coffee with Sir Christopher Hampton and Elsa Zylberstein

May 26, 2022

The following discussion took place between the actress Elsa Zylberstein and the Oscar-winning writer-director Sir Christopher Hampton. Over strong coffee, sitting in Sir Christopher’s colourful West London office, he intimately opened up about his life in theatre and cinema, and the uncompromising power of words.

BY Chris Cotonou

Festival

In Conversation with Thierry Frémaux

May 26, 2022

The General Delegate of the Cannes Film Festival speaks with us about the power of global cinema, Bertrand Tavernier, and his reputation as King of the Croisette.

BY A Rabbit's Foot

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In The Driving Seat with Riccardo Scamarcio

September 1, 2022

Chris Cotonou chats with renowned actor and Italy's resident sex symbol Riccardo Scamarcio.

BY Chris Cotonou

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Lawrence Bender on Cannes with Quentin Tarantino

May 26, 2022

Producer Lawrence Bender reflects on a career visiting Cannes with Tarantino, in this series of anecdotes.

BY Chris Cotonou

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Interview: Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi

May 26, 2022

With her film Les Amandiers in competition at Cannes, Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi discusses the pleasures of looking to the past.

BY Chris Cotonou

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Interview: Juliette Binoche, A Portrait of a Lady on Film

May 12, 2022

A rare interview with one of the Queens of French cinema.

BY Jason Solomons

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“I usually get it on the first take”: An interview with Isabelle Huppert

May 12, 2022

Although she’s admirably calm on the outside and her voice is poised and composed, Isabelle Huppert’s inner clock is ticking. She’s a woman who simply doesn’t have enough time...

BY Jason Solomons

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Mrs Justice: The Emergence of Lyna Khoudri

May 26, 2022

Rising star Lyna Khoudri on her upcoming work in Novembre, and the importance of her parents in becoming an actor.

BY Chris Cotonou

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Next Generation: Agathe Rousselle in Conversation

May 12, 2022

Few recent performances have achieved the same buzz as Agathe Rousselle in Julia Ducournau’s Titane. Here we speak to its star about film, peace of mind, and New York.

BY Chris Cotonou

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Summer With Monica

September 1, 2022

She's done it all: art-house film, Hollywood cinema, and now the theatre. But Monica Bellucci's greatest adventure is being a mother. She opens up to Chris Cotonou about the power of children, the virtues of doing nothing, and entering her icon era.

BY Chris Cotonou

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Next Generation: Anamaria Vartolomei's Time Is Now

May 12, 2022

Anamaria Vartolomei talks with Chris Cotonou about working with Audrey Diwan, the timely themes of the film and her approach to finding sanctuary

BY Chris Cotonou

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Penelope Cruz: In Conversation

September 1, 2022

Jason Solomons talks to Penelope Cruz about her iconic career, her love for Italian cinema, and new film L'immensita

BY Jason Solomons

Confessions

Playing the Part with Fotini Peluso

September 1, 2022

"The kids are alright" as ARF Deputy Editor Chris Cotonou engages in a brief but insightful conversation with actress Fotini Peluso

BY Chris Cotonou

Film

Portrait Of An Artist: Francesco Carrozzini

September 1, 2022

As his film The Hanging Sun closes this year’s Venice Film Festival, Fatima Khan and Francesco Carrozzini discuss the tribulations of filming through Norwegian weather, and the serendipitous attachment to a festival he feels has shaped his career.

BY Fatima Khan

Art & Photography

The Mystic: Francesco Clemente

September 1, 2022

The spiritual artist Francesco Clemente talks art, cinema, and happiness with ARF Editor-in-chief Charles Finch.

BY Charles Finch

Confessions

The Neapolitan Soul of Luisa Ranieri

September 1, 2022

Hand of God star Luisa Ranieri talks with Luke Georgiades about what it means to be Neapolitan soul.

BY Luke Georgiades

Confessions

The New Roman: Carlotta Antonelli

September 1, 2022

Carlotta Antonelli is hard to miss. The Roman-born actress, who has been hotly-tipped after roles in Suburra and Bangla, as well as the recent Bang Bang, speaks with us about her morning coffee, gritty characters, and her hometown.  On Freedom. I find freedom in a performance when I am unsure what is happening; when I… Continue reading Landing Page – Confessions

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The Rise of Makita Samba

May 12, 2022

Makita Samba is part of the ensemble of young actors taking the lead in Jacques Audiard’s Paris, 13th District.

BY Julien Planté

Art & Photography

Toni Servillo on the Teatro

September 1, 2022

The great Sorrentino collaborator takes a deep dive into his love for the theatre...

BY Chris Cotonou

Confessions

Molly Manning Walker: A New Direction

September 9, 2023

The up and coming filmmaker talks to Chris Cotonou alongside an exclusive photoshoot with her football team Babes FC.

BY Chris Cotonou

 

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