Film

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.

© Catie Laffoon.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

A Conversation with the Coen Bros & Tim Blake Nelson

The filmmaking duo and the actor on their collaborative evolution and the six-part Western anthology The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.

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Q&A with Max Hubacher

The Swiss actor on playing wildly different characters, society’s enduring homophobic tendencies, and Marcel Gisler’s Mario.

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Culture Marker: Joseph Kahn

The music video kingpin has delivered one of the year’s most hotly talked about films—the feverish rap battle satire Bodied.

Jakob Cedergren

Q&A with Jakob Cedergren

The next big actor on rewarding projects, our toys just changing with us, and Gustav Möller’s one-location thriller—The Guilty.

Louis Garrel in New York City. © Reto Sterchi.

Culture Marker: Louis Garrel

The perennial “It” man on the power of Buster Keaton, subverting expectations, and his second directorial feature A Faithful Man.

Franz Rogowski in New York City. © Reto Sterchi.

Q&A with Franz Rogowski

Germany’s next big thing on his “start from zero” method, finding authorship in acting, and Christian Petzold’s refugee drama Transit.

Frederick Wiseman in New York City. © Reto Sterchi.

New York Film Festival In Portraits

It’s our favorite choices from this year’s Manhattan shindig: the films, the directors, the performers, and the newcomers.

High Life

A Conversation with Claire Denis & Robert Pattinson

The acclaimed filmmaker and her muse on “the ultimate jail,” the elasticity of language, and their journey into outer space—High Life.

Private Life

Q&A with Tamara Jenkins & Company

The Private Life team on capturing New York City on film, casting’s unusual courting process, and the joys of a great screenplay.

Karl Ove Knausgård In Brooklyn. © Reto Sterchi.

Q&A with Karl Ove Knausgård

The Norwegian novelist on looking beyond the masterpiece, his own favorite author, and Emil and Joachim Trier’s The Other Munch.

James Frecheville in Tribeca. © Reto Sterchi.

This Course: James Frecheville

The Australian actor on the pitfalls of social media, going “hamburger crazy,” and Lance Daly’s quasi-Western Black ‘47.

Tribeca TV Festival

Spotlight: Tribeca TV Festival

The he said/she said out of Tribeca, featuring Tracey Ullman, Meryl Streep, Liev Schreiber, Rosario Dawson, and Bryan Cranston.

Oliver Stark. © Teren Oddo.

Q&A with Oliver Stark

The British newcomer on realizing his acting dreams, coping with the unknown and lack of control, and the emergencies of 9-1-1.

Rory Culkin. © Heidi Slimane.

Spotlight: Rory Culkin

The youngest of the Culkin clan continues to carve an unpredictable and interesting path with Ari Gold’s The Song of Sway Lake.

Nicholas Cage, Linus Roache, Andrea Riseborough, and Panos Cosmatos. © John Parra.

Q&A with Panos Cosmatos

The visionary filmmaker on “fearless” Nicholas Cage, blowing takes with laughter, and his cult classic in the making—Mandy.

Sandor Funtek. © Stephane Martinelli.

Screen Test: Sandor Funtek

The actor on his auspicious beginnings, Madonna’s birthday bash in Marrakech, and his leading role in Sarah Marx’s L’Enkas.

Raúl Castillo. © Jon Prosper.

Q&A With Raúl Castillo

The Looking alumnus on adaptations, the Latino superhero movie El Chicano, and Jeremiah Zagar’s Sundance winner We the Animals.

Tiera Skovbye. © Noah Asanias.

Spotlight: Tiera Skovbye

The Riverdale actress on working with a directing trio, the future roles she’s after, and RKSS’s throwback-thriller Summer of 84.

Joe Cole. © Toran Spence. Grooming by Ta Ming Chen.

Catch-Up: Joe Cole

The English actor on enticing roles, the all-consuming nature of preparation, and Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire’s A Prayer Before Dawn.

Trine Dyrholm. © Claus Bech

Q&A with Trine Dyrholm

The Danish actress on her process, her frequent female director collaborations, and Susanna Nicchiarelli’s biopic Nico, 1988.

The Captain

Spotlight: Robert Schwentke

The German-born filmmaker on staying versatile in Hollywood, turning down Game of Thrones, and his latest feature The Captain.

Barbara Crampton

Living Legends: Barbara Crampton

The genre icon on the exploitative cult classics of the ‘80s, her career renaissance, and her “rededication” to horror movies.

Jung Woo-sung

Giveaway: BIFAN X Jung Woo-sung

Enter to win the Anthem-curated Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival mystery box, signed by the South Korean superstar.

Anders Danielsen Lie. © Reto Sterchi.

Catch-Up: Anders Danielsen Lie

The Norwegian actor explores isolation and loneliness in Dominique Rocher’s zombie feature The Night Eats the World.

Mitchell Slaggert

Screen Test: Mitchell Slaggert

The newcomer on transitioning from Calvin Klein model to actor, his Georgian “bullshit barometer,” and Daniel Peddle’s Moss.

Xavier Legrand in West Hollywood. © Ariel Fisher.

Q&A with Xavier Legrand

The ready-made French auteur on the complexities of domestic violence, his acting background, and his feature-length debut Custody.

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Living Legends: Michael Haneke

Twenty years later, the Austrian auteur revisits the original Funny Games to discuss his craft, actors, and that disastrous remake.

Simon Baker. © Reto Sterchi.

Q&A with Simon Baker

The actor on challenging prescribed masculine ideals, leaving legacies behind, and his feature film directorial debut Breath.

Carla Simón. © Juan Naharro.

Screen Test: Carla Simón

The acclaimed Catalan filmmaker on the joys of directing child actors, revisiting her past, and her feature debut Summer 1993.

Kate Micucci and Sam Huntington, stars of Seven Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss By Passing Through the Gateway Chosen By the Holy Storsh. © Reto Sterchi.

Tribeca Film Festival Selects

The 17th edition of Gotham’s annual film mecca is now in the books. Step inside for our collection of exclusive portraits!

© Renan Ozturk.

Q&A with Renan Ozturk

The high-stakes adventurer and filmmaker on confronting fears, calculated risk-taking, and lensing Jennifer Peedom’s Mountain.

© Oscilloscope Laboratories.

Catch-Up: McCaul Lombardi

The rising star on filming in his hometown of Baltimore, playing son to legendary actor dads, and Matthew Porterfield’s Sollers Point.

© Charlie Gray.

Q&A with Theo James

The English actor on the inevitability of typecasting, settling into characters, and Per Fly’s Backstabbing for Beginners.

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Screen Test: Alex Rich

The newcomer on auditions, the Antonio Banderas experience, and portraying young Picasso in the anthology series Genius.

© The Riker Brothers. Grooming by Andrea Pezzillo.

Screen Test: Patrick Cage

The newcomer on his early cinematic influences, future ambitions, and joining the cast of HBO’s Sci-Fi Western Westworld.

Sam Neill

Q&A with Sam Neill

The veteran actor on his Obama interview, who should direct his biopic, and Warwick Thornton’s period Western Sweet Country.

Justin Benson (left) and Aaron Moorhead (right) in Manhattan. © Reto Sterchi.

A Conversation with Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead

The DIY duo on exploring big ideas with small budgets, their Aleister Crowley TV show, and their third feature The Endless.

Alan Cumming

Q&A with Alan Cumming

The renaissance man on Romy & Michele 2, the sanitization of queer cinema, and Vincent Gagliostro’s debut feature After Louie.

Zachary Booth

Catch-Up: Zachary Booth

The actor on the best aspect of indie film, activism, and Vincent Gagliostro’s intergenerational AIDS conversation feature After Louie.

Lynn Shelton on the set of Laggies. © A24.

Q&A with Lynn Shelton

The acclaimed director on empathizing with her actors, moments that struck her in cinema, and her seventh feature Outside In.

Joshua Leonard in Manhattan. © Reto Sterchi.

Q&A with Joshua Leonard

The actor/filmmaker on “the iPhone movie,” The Blair Witch Project’s legacy, and Steven Soderbergh’s psychothriller Unsane.

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Q&A with Ward Horton

The hypnotic actor on playing a charismatic sociopath, how 9/11 changed his career path, and Julius Ramsay’s Midnighters.

Xander Robin at Tom’s in Brooklyn, NY. © Reto Sterchi.

Screen Test: Xander Robin

The filmmaker on his singular voice, his approach to making indie pictures, and his stunning debut feature Are We Not Cats.

Johannes Bah Kuhnke

Catch-Up: Johannes Bah Kuhnke

The Swede on “the actors’ responsibility,” the Olympics and North Korea, and Ben Parker’s debut feature The Chamber.