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© Jane Goodall Institute.

Living Legends: Dr. Jane Goodall

The legendary activist on children’s influence on parents, the debt cycle, and her youth conservation program Roots & Shoots.


© 2017 Andy Rolfes.

Vital Stats: Sophia Lillis

The It actor with the “It” factor on hearing news of her casting, misfit Bill Murray, and her next role playing opposite Amy Adams.


Agnieszka Holland at the 6th Gdańsk Film Festival in 1979.

Living Legends: Agnieszka Holland

The Polish master on our “brutally changing” world, women’s struggle in cinema, and the value of life experience in filmmaking.


Lindsay Burdge in Brooklyn. © 2017 BriAnne Wills.

Q&A with Lindsay Burdge

The bold actress on slipping in and out of unhinged roles, acting past language barriers on set, and Nathan Silver’s Thirst Street.


Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne in New York City.

Q&A with the Dardenne Brothers

The double Palme d’Or-winning duo on the casting process, finding their “realism,” and their tenth feature film The Unknown Girl.


© Harrison Sheehan.

Spotlight: Beach Rats

Eliza Hittman’s second feature is an independent gem that picked up the Best Director prize at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.


Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Q&A with Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

The Game of Thrones star on ticking cultural touchstones, fielding Kingslayer questions, and the root of white nationalist tendencies.


Omari Hardwick in New York City. © Jesse Dittmar.

Q&A with Omari Hardwick

The Power actor on Ric Roman Waugh’s Shot Caller, his three most wanted film roles, and Charlottesville and the state of America.


The Villainess

Q&A with Jung Byung-gil

The South Korean filmmaker on his stunt school experience, crafting action, and possibly remaking his revenge thriller The Villainess.


Like Me

Screen Test: Robert Mockler

The bold filmmaker on the future of viral sensations, the wonder of 2001: A Space Odyssey, and his take on social media Like Me.


Michael Patrick Nicholson in Echo Park. © Alix Spence.

Q&A with Michael Patrick Nicholson

The gifted up-and-comer on his approach to acting, his journey to here, and Xander Robin’s anti-coming-of-age Are We Not Cats.


© Ramona Rosales.

Q&A with Jason Ritter

The sweet-natured actor on playing bastards, Marianna Palka’s Bitch, and his title role on ABC’s Kevin (Probably) Saves the World.


Gilles Marchand

Giveaway: BIFAN X Gilles Marchand

Enter to win a copy of the 21st Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival catalogue, signed by the acclaimed filmmaker.


© Jorge Alvariño.

Living Legends: Álex de la Iglesia

The Spanish film icon on his creative impulses, striking memories of a long gone past, and his singular approach to making movies.


Peter Vack in South Korea. © Marco Devon.

This Course: Peter Vack

The actor-turned-filmmaker on transcending language barriers, working with family, and his balls-out feature debut Assholes.


Better Watch Out

BIFAN Exclusive: Chris Peckover

The filmmaker on deconstructing horror, babysitting the Schwarzenegger kids, and his horror/comedy mash-up Better Watch Out.


© Ricardo Fumanal.

Shanghai Dispatch: Kyle Mooney

The human laugh factory on his journey to fame, the highs and lows of SNL, and Dave McCary’s high-concept film Brigsby Bear.


"Jiao Zi" ceramic dumpling designed by Gary Wang.

Giveaway: Shanghai X Kyle Mooney

In this Shanghai Film Festival exclusive, enter to win a designer keepsake and a handwritten note from the SNL funnyman.


Hair and make-up by Ta Ming Chen. Dre Davis in New York City. © Reto Sterchi.

Spotlight: Dre Davis

The Pretty Little Liars alum shares her thoughts on the series finale and gets super cozy for our photoshoot in New York City.


Styling by Anna Kissling. Make-up by Ta Ming Chen. Hair by Dunia Ghabour. Maggie Geha in New York City. © Reto Sterchi.

Screen Test: Maggie Geha

The rising star of FOX’s Gotham on the future of Poison Ivy, the root of her acting ambitions, and making sense of an artist’s life.


Lucas Jade Zumann in Los Angeles. © 2017 Matty Chatburn.

Screen Test: Lucas Jade Zumann

The promising newcomer on his entry into acting, Mike Mills’ 20th Century Women, and life beyond Netflix’s Anne with an E.


Kelvin Harrison Jr. in Los Angeles. © 2017 Benjo Arwas.

Screen Test: Kelvin Harrison Jr.

The on-the-rise actor on his New Orleans roots, what it takes to trust your director, and Trey Edward Shults’ It Comes at Night.


David Call in New York City. © Bradford Gregory.

21 Exposures: David Call

The American film and television actor cracks a window into his life with the exposures of a single disposable camera.


Gina Kim in South Korea. © 2017 Lee Kang Hoon.

VR Trooper: Gina Kim

The South Korean filmmaker on the elastic boundaries of virtual reality, national trauma, and empowering transnational identities.


Deb Shoval at home in New York City. © 2017 Jón Prosper.

Screen Test: Deb Shoval

The first-time feature filmmaker behind AWOL on her agricultural background, Hollywood misogyny, and discovering Lola Kirke.


© 2017 Frank Mosley.

THACT: Frank Mosley’s China

These Here Are Crazy Times! Take an intimate look at the world’s most populous country, as seen through the actor’s discerning eyes.


Yelle in Seoul, South Korea. © 2017 Jean-François Perrier.

Road Trippin’ with Yelle in Seoul!

A return to our on-going series of talk with touring artists in search of wild banter, laughter, and indispensable “road sage.”


Martin McCann in Brooklyn, New York. © Arkan Zakharov.

Martin McCann’s Survival Tactics

The Irishman on Woody Harrelson’s directing chops, Stephen Fingleton’s The Survivalist, and the interconnectedness of us all.


© 2017 Marvel Studios.

The Archives: Pom Klementieff

The actress behind Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2′s Mantis on her origins, crying on Sunset Boulevard, and then-future ambitions.


© 2017 Netflix and The Orchard.

Q&A with Pat Healy

The actor-turned-director on the films from his teenage past, choosing the right wig, and his dark abduction comedy Take Me.


David Lawon Jr., Aaron Moorhead, and Justin Benson. © 2017 Tiffany Frances.

A Conversation with Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead & David Lawson Jr.

The Lovecraftian filmmaking team on cults, the creepiest story they’ve ever heard, and their latest feature The Endless.


Jacob Latimore in New York City. © 2017 Jónatan Prospero.

Screen Test: Jacob Latimore

The rising star on balancing acting with music, Kathryn Bigelow’s untitled 1967 Detroit race riots project, and JD Dillard’s Sleight.


Christophe Honoré on the set of Love Songs with Chiara Mastroianni, Ludivine Sagnier, and Louis Garrel.

Catch-Up: Christophe Honoré

The celebrated French filmmaker on championing German cinema, Isabelle Huppert’s crossover, and his new film Metamorphoses.


Michał Marczak in New York City © 2017 Jónatan Prospero.

Q&A with Michal Marczak

The Polish auteur on his filmmaking method, the award-winning All These Sleepless Nights, and his as-yet-untitled “cosmos project.”


Bong Joon-Ho on the set of Snowpiercer.

The Lost Interview: Bong Joon-ho

With news of the South Korean filmmaker’s inclusion in this year’s Cannes competition line-up, a look back at his most candid self.


© Ilaria Orsini.

Q&A with Katell Quillévéré

The César-nominated filmmaker on career lessons, discovering actor Gabin Verdet, and the dazzling elegy to life Heal the Living.


© 2017 Dan Beleiu.

From the Archives: Cristian Mungiu

A look back to our chat with the Romanian filmmaker just named Jury President of this year’s Shanghai International Film Festival.


Keiynan Lonsdale in Los Angeles. © 2017 Nikko La Mere.

Screen Test: Keiynan Lonsdale

The Aussie actor on his crippling shyness growing up, idolizing Michael Jackson, and the hindrance of wearing that Kid Flash suit.


© 2017 Francois Durand.

Catch-Up: Ryan O’Nan

The consummate nice guy on the aspiring Los Angeles actor cliché, his poor bartending skills, and Brian Jett’s new film Fallen Stars.


Tom Cullen and Tatiana Maslany in New York City. © 2017 Reto Sterchi.

A Conversation with Tom Cullen, Tatiana Maslany & Joey Klein

The onscreen/offscreen couple and the first-time feature filmmaker on messy love, unrivaled collaboration, and The Other Half.


© 2017 Rafa Rivas.

Q&A with Olivier Assayas

The French auteur on Kristen Stewart’s transformation, Sylvester Stallone’s comeback, and his Cannes-winning Personal Shopper.


Ry Russo-Young at her home in the West Village, NYC. © 2017 Jón Prosper.

Q&A with Ry Russo-Young

The indie stalwart on her evolution as a female filmmaker, dignifying the teenage experience, and the YA adaptation Before I Fall.


Playing on top of Mount Omuro, an extinct, grassy volcano on the Izu Peninsula. This girl was trying to toboggan down the mountain using that magazine as a sled. She failed, thankfully.

THACT: Connor Jessup’s Japan

These Here Are Crazy Times! Take a calm journey to the Land of the Rising Sun, as seen through the choice actor’s perceptive lens.


© 2017 AMBI Media Group.

Spotlight: Lavender

Ed Gass-Donnelly’s amnesia-thriller Lavender is a surprisingly robust showcase for Australian actress—and rapper!—Abbie Cornish.


© 2017 Frederic Monceau.

Ready Player One

An exclusive fashion editorial featuring Wiktor Sudol of 16MEN, the new men’s image division from New Madison Models Paris.


© Saban Films.

Q&A with Colm McCarthy

The Scottish director on his post-apocalyptic world-building, color-blind casting, and his second feature The Girl with All the Gifts.


Leonardo Nam in Los Angeles. © 2017 Ricky Middlesworth. Grooming by Stephanie Puleio. Styling by Philippe Uter.

Screen Test: Leonardo Nam

The Westworld “butcher” on his multicultural background, his co-star Thandie Newton, and a career-launching turkey sandwich.


Roland Møller in Copenhagen. © 2016  SVLSTG.

Roland Møller Strikes Pay Dirt

The self-proclaimed “Danish raconteur” on his entry into acting, Martin Zandvliet’s Oscar-nominated Land of Mine, and Hollywood.


Julie Benz in Havenhurst. © 2017 Brainstorm Media.

Julie Benz Comes Full Circle

The television mainstay on Sylvester Stallone’s stunt advice, Jawbreaker 2 that never was, and Andrew C. Erin’s latest Havenhurst.