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Co-directors and co-writers Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers (who also stars) and Kathleen Hepburn discuss telling Indigenous stories and telling a story in real time. Read our TIFF19 review. Violet Nelson and Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers star in The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open. Photo Credit: Katrin-Braggadottir. The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open is a rare…
Québécois writer-director-cinematographer Sophie Deraspe on why she wanted to tackle and update Antigone and wearing many hats on a film set.
This is a cross-over episode with our Shakespeare podcast, 21st Folio, which dives deep into Netflix’s The King, a sort of adaptation of Shakespeare’s Henry IV Part 1 & II and Henry V.
Poetic documentarian Alma Har’el discusses her first fiction feature, Honey Boy, Shia LaBeouf’s autobiographical exploration of his childhood trauma.
Ben Flanagan muses on LFF 2019’s competition selection and to what extent it represents the current state of cinema, particularly British and genre cinema.
Cinefranco featured must-see francophone films from Quebec and Europe, including Jeune Juliette, Un amour impossible, and In Safe Hands (Pupille).
The 20th ImagineNATIVE Film Festival in Toronto featured great Indigenous films from around the world. Highlights included: Vai, Top End Wedding, and Blood Quantum.
Director Jan Komasa discusses the bizarre true story that inspired Corpus Christi, how a bad audition gave him an epiphany about the film’s main character, and his aesthetic choices.
The best films at LFF 2019 fell under the radar. Correspondents Orla Smith and Ben Flanagan discuss their six favourites of the festival.
Seventh Row editors Alex Heeney and Orla Smith pick the 50 best performances of the decade, from Claire Foy to Jada Pinkett Smith.
Seventh Row editors Orla Smith and Alex Heeney pick their 50 favourite films of the 2010s decade, from Leave No Trace to Paddington 2.
Hala director Minhal Baig discusses fictionalising her own life story, her filmic influences, and Gerladine Viswanathan’s brilliant performance.