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52nd New York Film Festival

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Debra Granik

Debra Granik’s Close to the Bone

The Winter’s Bone director returns with a clear-eyed character study of a chopper-riding Vietnam War vet in Stray Dog.

Félix de Givry

Spotlight: Félix de Givry

The French newcomer finds rhythm in his first leading role as an aspiring DJ in Mia Hansen-Løve’s clubbing drama Eden.

Hannah Herzsprung

Spotlight: Hannah Herzsprung

The decorated German actress continues to show exceptional range in Dominik Graf’s sweeping period romance Beloved Sisters.

Willis Earl Beal

Willis Earl Beal’s Honest Truth

The experimental folk singer on his beef with critics, that mask, and his feature film debut in Tim Sutton’s Memphis.

Stuart Murdoch

Screen Test: Stuart Murdoch

The famed leader of chamber pop’s Belle & Sebastian on his feature film debut: “A musical for people who don’t like musicals.”

Hannah Murray

Hannah Murray Sheds Her Skin

The English actress buries the ghost of Skins’ Cassie with Game of Thrones and Stuart Murdoch’s God Help the Girl.

Olly Alexander

Q&A with Olly Alexander

The Years & Years frontman makes good on the promise of his a-dork-ability in Stuart Murdoch’s God Help the Girl.

Rupert Evans

Rupert Evans’ Celluloid Nightmare

The English actor on the honesty of child actors, the importance of comfortable shoes,, and Ivan Kavanagh’s The Canal.


Spotlight: Zachary Shedd’s Americana On Kickstarter

Give what you can and support Flies Collective’s third feature, an independent throwback to the San Francisco thrillers of the 1970s.

Scott Haze

Scott Haze’s Plunge Into Darkness

Actor, director, writer and James Franco’s serial collaborator, Scott Haze gives chameleonic feats new meaning in Child of God.

Hell on Wheels

Spotlight: Anson Mount X Fighting Duchenne Foundation

Join Anson Mount to benefit Fighting Duchenne Foundation, and for your chance to visit the set of Hell on Wheels in Calgary.

Mike Cahill

Mike Cahill’s Existential Unrest

The maverick filmmaker on his Origins, respecting the work of actors, and the three films that flipped his world upside down.


Adam Newport-Berra Talks Turkey

The filmmaker on Rooftop Films, working with friends, and creating drama around the Thanksgiving table.

Michael Fassbender

The Archives: Michael Fassbender

Looking back to the early days with the X-Men: Days of Future Past star in Los Angeles.


Film Critic: Snowpiercer

South Korea’s Bong Joon-ho delivers a star-studded, dystopian sci-fi thriller—one of the best films of the year.


The Archives: Noomi Rapace

Plucked from obscurity and thrust into the international spotlight. A revisit to our past conversation.

About Alex

Q&A with Nate Parker, Jason Ritter, Maggie Grace and Max Greenberg

The cast of Jesse Zwick’s About Alex on friendships that last, pitfalls of social media, and the beauty of ensemble work.


Cannes Selects: Suzanne Clément & Antoine-Olivier Pilon

Xavier Dolan’s Mommy is, despite its flaws, always gripped with uproarious feeling and often brilliant.

Cannes Film Festival 2014

67th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Yes, we’re hitting up the French Riviera! Continue checking back for our daily updated report card.

Doona Bae

Cannes Selects: Doona Bae & Sae-byuk Song

July Jung’s A Girl At My Door is a film with its fair share of high drama and one of this year’s Un Certain Regard standouts.

It Follows

Cannes Selects: Daniel Zovatto & Maika Monroe

One of the most exciting premieres in Cannes is, somewhat unusually, an American indie horror film called It Follows.

Tom Hardy

Tom Hardy: Smooth Operator

A closer look at Steven Knight’s Locke with the man who has packed more into his career than most manage in a lifetime.

Romain Duris

Romain Duris’ Urban Rubik’s Cube

The French actor takes Manhattan in the final chapter of Cédric Klapisch’s “trilogy of Xavier’s travels” with Chinese Puzzle.

Jack Kilmer

Jack Kilmer Plays His Card

The up-and-comer on his actor parents, working with first-time director Gia Coppola, and finding his way in Hollywood.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Q&A with Mary Elizabeth Winstead

The actress on navigating the industry’s murky waters, Ellen Burstyn, and Chris Messina’s directorial debut Alex of Venice.

Jody Lee Lipes

Jody Lee Lipes Takes Center Stage

The cinematographer behind Martha Marcy May Marlene and HBO’s Girls takes us inside the New York City Ballet.

Rory Culkin

Rory Culkin’s Crazy Love Affair

The youngest of the Culkin clan loses his mind and wins our hearts in first-timer Lou Howe’s Gabriel.

Alexia Rasmussen

Alexia Rasmussen Gets Hers

The up-and-comer on the horror genre, dorking out on The Lord of the Rings and Zack Parker’s psychological thriller Proxy.

Fionnula Flanagan

Living Legends: Fionnula Flanagan

The grande dame of Irish cinema on Spain, the theater and life after picking up IFTA’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Diego Luna

Q&A with Diego Luna

The actor–turned-director on cinematic activism, studio demands to make Cesar Chavez “sexy” and the sacrifices fathers make.

Rosario Dawson

Q&A with Rosario Dawson

The actress-cum-activist on working with Diego Luna, the legacy of Dolores Huerta and her new film Cesar Chavez.

Azazel Jacobs

Q&A with Azazel Jacobs

HBO scores laughs and tears with Doll & Em, the brainchild of Emily Mortimer, Dolly Wells and a certain Sundance favorite.

Theo Rossi

Q&A with Theo Rossi

The television mainstay on his Staten Island roots, his upcoming feature Bad Hurt and the final season of FX’s Sons of Anarchy.

Silas Weir Mitchell

Q&A with Silas Weir Mitchell

Grimm’s own Big Bad Wolf on television, the things to love about Portland, and the rat race that is Hollywood.

Adam Bakri in OMAR.

Q&A with Hany Abu-Assad

The Oscar nominee on panic-induced screenwriting, the constitutions of a “good” person, and his latest feature OMAR.

Guy El Hanan (left), Jessica Rabie (center), Ali Suliman (right) in the West Village, New York City.

A Conversation with Guy El Hanan, Jessica Habie and Ali Suliman

The cinematic trio on the complexities of circumstance, the absurdity of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and their film Mars at Sunrise.

Alain Guiraudie

Q&A with Alain Guiraudie

The recipient of Cannes’ Queer Palm and Best Director Award takes us behind the scenes of Stranger by the Lake.

Photographer: Tyler Adams. Editor: Tyren Redd. Styling: Mozie Campbell.

Q&A with Kendrick Sampson

The Vampire Diaries’ actor on awards season, the launch of his production company and FOX’s forthcoming miniseries Gracepoint.

Mark Ghanimé

Screen Test: Mark Ghanimé

Syfy channel’s rising star on hitting gold with Helix, his entirely different pre-industry background and finding a creative voice.

Trieste Kelly Dunn

Screen Test: Trieste Kelly Dunn

Banshee’s up-and-comer on filming in Austin, Texas, firing a gun for the first time and her latest film Loves Her Gun.

Diego K.

Q&A with Diego Klattenhoff

The star of Homeland and The Blacklist on keeping secrets, working with Guillermo del Toro and looking back at Mean Girls.

Pierre Deladonchamps

This Course: Pierre Deladonchamps

Pierre Deladonchamps on his beginnings, Melancholia and his new film Stranger by the Lake.

Vincent is wearing Emporio Armani (hat), Ports 1961 (suite coat, jacket) and Hermès (shirt).

From the Archives: Vincent Piazza

The actor of Boardwalk Empire fame on his past life as a hockey player and the uncertainties of the film business.

Jeremy Luke

Q&A with Jeremy Luke

The up-and-comer on his Staten Island roots, the thing about television and playing Mickey Cohen in Frank Darabont’s Mob City.

Michel Gondry

Q&A with Michel Gondry

A sit down with one of the most innovative visual artists of our time to discuss the foremost thinker of modern times Noam Chomsky.

Rashida Jones

From the Archives: Rashida Jones

The comedy queen cracks up with co-star Aziz Ansari about the sadness of funny men, dates from hell and Kanye West.

Jake McDorman

Q&A with Jake McDorman

The Shameless newcomer on his early acting days, Emmy Rossum and the hit Showtime series’ upcoming season.

Amy Seimetz

From the Archives: Amy Seimetz

We get up close and personal with the darling of American indie film as she ascends towards Hollywood’s elite class.

Im Kwon-taek

BIFF Exclusive | Im Kwon-taek

A rare sit-down with South Korea’s legendary director whose staggering career spans half a century and over a hundred films.