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Cody Fern at the Viceroy L'Ermitage in Beverly Hills. © Alix Spence.

Screen Test: Cody Fern

The newcomer on growing up in the Australian outback, playing Jennifer Garner’s son, and his next role on American Crime Story.

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© Jan-Willem Dikkers.

Q&A with Christopher Abbott

The one-of-a-kind actor on the particulars of choosing projects, his cherished acting moments, and Jamie M. Dagg’s Sweet Virginia.

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Joachim Trier in Chelsea, New York City. © Reto Sterchi.

Q&A with Joachim Trier

Norway’s auteur on his childhood notions of fright, running away from anxiety as a filmmaker, and exploring gay love with Thelma.

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Jaime King in West Hollywood. © Marc Gabor.

Catch-Up: Jaime King

The actress on the “tip of the iceberg” sexual abuse allegations, the inherent emptiness of social media, and turning life’s corners.

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Marianna Palka in West Hollywood. © Marc Gabor.

Q&A with Marianna Palka

The Scottish filmmaker on the catalyst for her new film Bitch, keeping faith in your artistic abilities, and her upcoming feature Egg.

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Ruben Östlund in New York City. © Reto Sterchi.

Q&A with Ruben Östlund

Sweden’s auteur on winning the Palme d’Or for The Square, society’s changing social contract, and his next film Triangle of Sadness.

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© Sophy Holland.

Q&A with Josh O’Connor

The British actor on going method on a sheep farm, going beyond sexual orientation in film, and Francis Lee’s God’s Own Country.

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© Sophy Holland.

Screen Test: Alec Secareanu

The Romanian actor on delivering lambs, the severe filming conditions of Yorkshire, and the likelihood of God’s Own Country 2.

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Juan Riedinger in Los Angeles. © Marc Gabor.

Screen Test: Juan Riedinger

The rising actor on his poker obsession, getting into the headspace of a zombie, and Colin Minihan’s It Stains the Sands Red.

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© Maarten de Boer.

Q&A with Jamie M. Dagg

The filmmaker on crafting a fictitious town, working with Christopher Abbott and Jon Bernthal, and his neo-noir Sweet Virginia.

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Darren Aronofsky Giveaway

Giveaway: BIFF X Darren Aronofsky

Enter to win a copy of the 22nd Busan International Fantastic Film Festival catalogue, signed by the acclaimed filmmaker.

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Sean Baker, Willem Dafoe, and Chris Bergoch on the set of The Florida Project.

Q&A with Chris Bergoch

The gifted screenwriter on stunt casting, shedding a light on America’s “hidden homeless,” and Sean Baker’s The Florida Project.

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Peter Vack in New York City. © 2017 Jónatan Prospero.

Catch-Up: Peter Vack

The actor-turned-filmmaker on the universality of addiction, Doug Liman’s toolbox, and his outrageous debut feature Assholes.

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© Yoshi Ohara.

Q&A with Francesca Eastwood

The newcomer on empowering young women, depicting sexual assault on film, and Natalia Leite’s rape-revenge thriller M.F.A..

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Antonio Santini (left) and Dan Sickles (right). © Albert Sanchez and Pedro Zalba.

A Conversation with Antonio Santini & Dan Sickles

The Sundance Grand Jury Prize winners on how they first met, their “no blueprint” formula, and their documentary Dina.

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Q&A with Amy Ryan

The Oscar nominee on getting sized up by Ed Harris, two great acting lessons, and Angus MacLachlan’s Abundant Acreage Available.

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© Christian Zervos.

Vital Stats: Iffy Orbit

The psychedelic pop outfit from Oslo on their nerdiest equipment fetish, choice vice, and who they would marry/fuck/kill/handhold.

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© 2017 Andy Rolfes.

Q&A with Frank Mosley

An in-depth chat with the actor/filmmaker about his early influences, big lessons in cinema, and meeting the late Abbas Kiarostami.

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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.

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© 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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© 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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© 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.

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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.

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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.

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© 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.

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"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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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© 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.

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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.”

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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.

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© 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.

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© 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.

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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.

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