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Auteur Series: Nadav Lapid

The Israeli filmmaker on the trappings of willful self-reinvention, authoring your life story, and his Golden Bear winner Synonyms.


Kantemir Balagov

Auteur Series: Kantemir Balagov

The Russian wunkerkind on the tautology of existence, Alexander Sokurov’s towering influence, and the exquisite Beanpole.


BIFF 2019

Giveaway: BIFF X Kore-eda X Bong

The South Korea-Japan discord continues to escalate and it’s spilling over into the entertainment sector. Fly the flag of peace.


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Spotlight: Jonas Dassler

The German newcomer tops our yearly list of best performances, playing a serial killer in Fatih Akin’s punishing The Golden Glove.


Coat by Diesel, Trousers by Acne Studios, Boots by Paul Smith, Bolo Tie by Tenet, Ring by Maniamania

Q&A with Boyd Holbrook

The indomitable actor on his obsessive nature, his luck and his moxie, and Jim Mickle’s genre bender In the Shadow of the Moon.


SG Lewis is New York City. © Reto Sterchi.

Catch-Up: SG Lewis

The British producer, artist and DJ on originality, coming into his own as a vocalist, and entering a new era with his next record.


Tove Lo

Spotlight: Tove Lo

The Swedish pop sensation returns with her fourth studio album, Sunshine Kitty, featuring ALMA, Kylie Minogue, and Doja Cat.


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Shirt: Vintage
Trousers: Phillip Lim
Shoes: Lanvin

Q&A with James Ransone

The perennial cool guy on turning off the TV for good, fatherhood and new perspectives, and Andy Muschietti’s It Chapter Two.


Larry Fessenden (L) and David Call (R) in Manhattan. © Reto Sterchi.

1-1: Larry Fessenden X David Call

The genre icon and his latest muse turn the mic on each other to discuss their modern-day retelling of Frankenstein—Depraved.


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Q&A with Casey Affleck

The Oscar-winning actor on surrendering towards positivity, director mentors, and his post-pandemic survival drama Light of My Life.


Kevin Fonteyne

Discovery: Kevin Fonteyne

The on-the-rise actor on becoming our best selves, his biggest nightmare, and the importance of “maintaining the eyes of a child.”


Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz in Bucheon, South Korea. © Greg Samborski.

A Conversation with Veronika Franz & Severin Fiala

The Austrian filmmaking duo on the allure of difficult people, Riley Keough’s mystique, and their snowbound horror story The Lodge.


Ant Timpson, Stephen McHattie and Elijah Wood. © Reto Sterchi.

Q&A with Ant Timpson

The genre producer on the horrors of growing up, his very own Animal House experience, and his directorial debut Come to Daddy.


The Art of Self-Defense

This Course: Riley Stearns

The whip-smart filmmaker on death metal, social media, and the machismo-critiquing crowd-pleaser The Art of Self-Defense.


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A Conversation with Matt Bomer

The actor on playing a human being first, coming out to your friends, and John Butler’s tale of bromosexual friendship Papi Chulo.



Spotlight: Cicero by Kee Chang

A book of film knowledge from prominent industry players, spanning a decade of a journalist’s career, arrives this summer.


Jill Magid

A Conversation with Jill Magid

The artist on the seductive nature of her practice, the question of legacy, and her Luis Barragán documentary The Proposal.



Q&A with David Yarovesky

The director on his first moves towards filmmaking, going insane for Billie Eilish, and his superhero horror mash-up Brightburn.



Set Visit: Paper Spiders

An exclusive behind-the-scenes first look at Inon Shampanier’s indie drama starring Lili Taylor and Stefania LaVie Owen.


Crispin Glover at the Crosby Hotel in Manhattan. © Reto Sterchi.

Q&A with Crispin Glover

The singular actor on filming Back to the Future twice, propaganda in film, and Stacie Passon’s We Have Always Lived in the Castle.


Elijah Wood of Come to Daddy at the Tribeca Film Festival. © Reto Sterchi.

Tribeca Film Festival Selects

The standout talent from Gotham’s film mecca, featuring Simon Pegg, Abel Ferrara, Karl Urban and Elijah Wood—in portraits.


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Q&A with Ryan Guzman

The Mexican-American actor on the inclusiveness of 9-1-1, channeling real fatherhood in TV fatherhood, and the taboo of bromance.


Knock Down the House

Q&A with Rachel Lears

The documentary filmmaker on her “casting” procedure, ethics in vérité filmmaking, and the Sundance hit Knock Down the House.


Isaac Hempstead Wright at the Mandarin Oriental in Manhattan. © Reto Sterchi.

Q&A with Isaac Hempstead Wright

The Game of Thrones star on growing up on the biggest show in the history of television, its final season, and his next life steps.


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Q&A with Will Brittain

The on-the-rise actor on his beginnings, his creative process, and Tim Disney’s Neanderthal coming-of-age film William.


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Q&A with Jai Courtney

The Aussie actor on keeping film projects secret, playing a dad on screen, and the beloved generational tale of Storm Boy.


Casey Deidrick

Q&A with Casey Deidrick

The charming actor on his early days in the business, the most attractive roles to play, and his new series on The CW—In the Dark.


Esme Creed-Miles in Manhattan. © Reto Sterchi.

Screen Test: Esme Creed-Miles

The newcomer on becoming a lethal fighter, Karen O, and her titular role on the serialized adaptation of the 2011 film Hanna.



Q&A with Mary Kay Place

The veteran actress on the mystery of filmmaking, the screenplay that she must write in her lifetime, and Kent Jones’ Diane.


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Catch-Up with Emile Hirsch

The always-reliable actor on the root of deep bonds, his best directors, and the familiar but unfamiliar Western Never Grow Old.


SG Lewis in Seoul. © Greg Samborski.

Road Trippin’ w/ SG Lewis in Seoul!

The UK’s most joyous multi-hyphenate on music’s purpose, connection, and his three-part concept album Dusk, Dark, Dawn.


Lashana Lynch in Los Angeles. © Alix Spence.

Q&A with Lashana Lynch

Captain Marvel’s MVP on her self worth, self-actualizing her dreams, and now crossing over into the DC universe with Y.


Josh Wiggins (L) and Darren Mann (R) in New York City.  © Reto Sterchi.

A Conversation with Josh Wiggins, Darren Mann & Taylor Hickson

The stars of Keith Behrman’s Giant Little Ones on the abstract nature of sexuality, gentle masculinity, and inclusive storytelling.


Lee Cronin

Screen Test: Lee Cronin

The Irishman on Scream as a turning point, his debut feature The Hole in the Ground, and his next supernatural thriller Box of Bones.


Franz Rogowski in New York City. © Reto Sterchi.

Q&A with Franz Rogowski

The revelatory actor on his method, finding authorship in his craft, and Christian Petzold’s stunning refugee drama Transit.


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Q&A with Benedikt Erlingsson

The Icelandic filmmaker on changing our collective lifestyle, Woman at War, and Jodie Foster remaking his acclaimed Cannes entry.


Alfonso Cuarón (left), Yalitza Aparicio (center), and Marina de Tavira (right).

A Sit-down with Alfonso Cuarón, Yalitza Aparicio & Marina de Tavira

The Mexican auteur and his actors on recreating memories on film, working sans screenplay, and the 12-year journey to Roma.


The Favourite

A Conversation with Olivia Colman, Emma Stone & Yorgos Lanthimos

The Oscar front-runners and the Greek filmmaker on playing with rabbits, corsets, and fisheye lenses on The Favourite.


William Tyler in Manhattan. © Reto Sterchi.

Vital Stats: William Tyler

The guitarist and composer on his favorite neighborhood hangout, his current obsession, and the best advice he has ever received.


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Q&A with Nicolas Pesce

The newfangled horror maestro on his vast influences, his take on The Grudge franchise, and his S&M giallo tribute Piercing.


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Screen Test: Jeff Wahlberg

The fresh-faced newcomer on his first acting steps, his famous uncles, and Bruce Thierry Cheung’s Don’t Come Back From the Moon.



A Conversation with Mads Mikkelsen & Joe Penna

The Brazilian director and the Danish actor on the Cannes Film Festival, the casting process, and their tale of self-rescue Arctic.


Daniel Hobbs

Spotlight: Ryan Corr

The Australian actor is making good on his promise with his breakout in Holding the Man with his new leading role in Outlaws.


Joanna Kulig

Q&A with Joanna Kulig

The Polish actress on coming full circle at Cannes, doing the “Lauren Bacall,” and Pawel Pawlikowski’s masterpiece Cold War.


Hera Hilmar at Be Electric Studios in Brooklyn. © Jon Prospero.

Q&A with Hera Hilmar

The Icelandic newcomer on her cinematic bloodline, the concept of “dream roles,” and her headlining role in Mortal Engines.


Alex Pettyfer at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. © Reto Sterchi.

Q&A with Alex Pettyfer

The English actor on emotional powerhouse Juliette Lewis, his first foray into TV with Netflix, and his directorial debut Back Roads.


Sebastian Silva

Q&A with Sebastián Silva

The Chilean director on depicting microaggressions on film, working with friends, and his all-too-relatable seriocomedy Tyrel.


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Spotlight: Grey Damon

The Station 19 actor on his first ambition, the most surreal audition, and Diederik van Rooijen’s The Possession of Hannah Grace.


Hirokazu Kore-eda

Q&A with Hirokazu Kore-eda

The auteur on Japan’s views on adoption, his use of autobiographical details in film, and his Palme d’Or-winning Shoplifters.


Steven Yeun in New York City. © Reto Sterchi.

Q&A with Steven Yeun

TV’s all-time favorite Glenn on playing a nuanced psychopath, navigating his Korean-Americanness, and Lee Chang-dong’s Burning.