Contributors

In Conversation with Sienna Miller

The actress on life’s greatest unsolved mysteries, surpassing gender parity in filmmaking, and setting her sights on a directorial future.

Rachel Brosnahan Is Our Woman

The Golden Globe winner on subverting gender norms, producing, and what it means to be “courageously female” at the helm.

Paul Bettany’s Vision of Equality

The MCU mainstay on his father’s cloaked history, the on-going fight to live as we want, and what it means to “bleed” for the camera.

The Art of Running

The cast and crew of Run on its self-awareness, fashioning a fake news world on film, and the life cycle of any given project.

Henry Golding Is Hitting His Stride

The British-Malaysian actor on his immigrant experience, normalizing queerness in cinema, and the future of Crazy Rich Asians.

Catching Up with Nina Hoss

Germany’s national treasure on the craziness of actors, feeling alive on stage, and how the pandemic has shaped her feelings about art.

Sope Dirisu Is Primed to Explode

The Gangs of London star on no-holds-barred stunts, course correcting toxic masculinity, and the real horror in Netflix’s His House.

Morfydd Clark: A Girl on Fire

The newcomer on Rose Glass’ Saint Maud, New Zealand under lockdown, and gearing up for The Lord of the Rings prequel series.

A Conversation with David Thewlis

The actor on coming full circle with Sally Hawkins, getting on Charlie Kaufman’s wavelength, and feeling detached from Avatar 3.

Brainjacking Christopher Abbott

The Golden Globe-nominated actor on finding “sure bet” projects, sharing a role with Andrea Riseborough, and trusting his directors.

Ryan Kwanten’s Slingshot to 2067

The salt-of-the-earth Aussie on living gratefully in the present, finding goodness in people, and harnessing nature’s inherent wisdom.

Giveaway: Noam Chomsky

Enter to win a copy of Climate Crisis and the Global Green New Deal, from the world’s leading public intellectual’s hand to yours.

Q&A with Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman

The actor on championing mindfulness, “disinfecting” hate with real talk, and our next steps for inclusivity in entertainment.

Carrie Coon’s Untold Spectacle

The wildly talented actress on returning to work amid COVID-19, saving the theatre, and her key advice to living authentically.

SIWFF In The Time of COVID-19

Dispatch from South Korea’s Seoul International Women’s Film Festival—a rare physical edition amidst the shapeshifting pandemic.

Abubakar Salim’s Pendulum Swing

The Kenyan-British actor on finding his craft via video games, science versus faith, and taking the lead on a Ridley Scott TV series.

The Indefatigable David Arquette

Scream’s legacy cast member on the franchise’s next chapter, choosing kindness, and the plot twists of his very own existence.

Q&A with Claes Bang

The Danish actor on the secrets that people harbor, the anatomy of a powerful film moment, and the future of Netflix’s Dracula.

Q&A with Rosamund Pike

The British actress on the potential bodily cost to acting, coming to terms with social media, and Marie Curie’s luminous legacy.

Q&A with Olga Kurylenko

The Ukrainian actress on her early beginnings in French cinema, her anti-hoarding tendencies, and her upcoming Franco-Korean film.

BIFAN In the Time of COVID-19

Highlights from South Korea’s Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival—a rare physical edition amidst the on-going pandemic.

Q&A with Brenton Thwaites

The Aussie actor on life after COVID-19, why he can’t watch horror movies, and the implications of looking forever young.

Q&A with Garrett Hedlund

The Minnesota native on his lasting Hollywood friendships, discovering music via acting, and his next project with Lee Daniels.

Stacy Martin: Next Generation

The actress on the arrival of artificially intelligent actors, the unmatched thrill of first-time directors, and thriving on “productive fear.”

Living Legends: Udo Kier

The iconic actor on life’s defining relationships, coming close to “the perfect film,” and Lars von Trier’s fabled abandoned movie.

Q&A with Caleb Landry Jones

The actor on his empowering dream, finding in his brother a barometer for authenticity, and harnessing fear and doubt in every job.

Q&A with Michael C. Pitt

The actor on proclivities versus adaptation, the circus-like nature of filmmaking, and the pitfalls of judging the characters you portray.

Living Legends: Willem Dafoe

The prolific actor on his life in Rome, the art of improvisation, and his long-standing collaboration with Abel Ferrara.

A Conversation with Emily Mortimer & Bella Heathcote

The actresses on the taboo of death, their perfect film ending, and Natalie Erika James’s Sundance horror breakout Relic.

Auteur Series: Hirokazu Kore-eda

Japan’s most celebrated filmmaker on unteachable poetry, cruel truths versus kind lies, and Catherine Deneuve’s main quality.

Kate Nash’s Tireless Resilience

The singer-songwriter and actress on resentment, the broken music industry, and laying it bare as a documentary subject.

Hong Chau Signals Change

One of Hollywood’s most visible Asian actresses gets real on getting chosen, being cut from Artemis Fowl, and hard-to-find courage.

George MacKay Leads the Charge

The breakout star of 1917 on intimidating roles, meeting directors at their A-game, and his father’s beautiful piece of advice.

Mother, Teresa Palmer

The matriarch, actress—and now authoress—on cultivating self-care, her commitment to service, and the power of empathy.

Q&A with Imogen Poots

The English actress on life’s prescribed ideals and aspirations, movies in the time of coronavirus, and Lorcan Finnegan’s Vivarium.

Alex Wolff Is Raising the Stakes

The gifted actor on his directorial endeavors, Nicolas Cage’s good advice, and reconnecting with Maya Hawke on Human Capital.

Cole Doman’s Infinite Potential

The fresh-faced actor on his early beginnings, “living truthfully under imaginary circumstances,” and responsible storytelling.

Liana Liberato Champions Friends

The actress on her lasting friendships in young Hollywood, the slippery slope of social media, and Benjamin Kasulke’s Banana Split.

A Conversation with Romola Garai, Carla Juri & Alec Secareanu

The filmmaker and her actors on the feminist horror label, the big lessons of their careers, and the Sundance puzzle box Amulet.

The Sundance Film Festival 2020

All the cool boys and girls of Park City featuring Rebecca Hall, Sean Durkin, Wunmi Mosaku, Sverrir Gudnason, and many more!

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.

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.

Q&A with Kantemir Balagov

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

Q&A with Ben Schnetzer

The actor on getting “fanged,” what keeps him coming back in acting, and Xavier Dolan’s The Death and Life of John F. Donovan.

Q&A with Adam Egypt Mortimer

The visionary director on his childhood imaginary friend, “kinetic maximalism,” and his cosmic horror romp Daniel Isn’t Real.

Q&A with Emily Beecham

This year’s Cannes Best Actress winner on stylized performances, harnessing muscle memory, and Jessica Hausner’s Little Joe.

Q&A with James Badge Dale

The always reliable actor on keeping scenes alive, bringing levity to dark projects, and Annabelle Attanasio’s Mickey and the Bear.

Auteur Series: François Ozon

The French filmmaker on shifting his narrative focus towards men, losing his religion, and his 18th feature By the Grace of God.

Auteur Series: Nadav Lapid

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

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.