Interview: Writer/director Xavier Dolan & producer Nancy Grant on MOMMY

Interview: Writer/director Xavier Dolan & producer Nancy Grant on MOMMY

A gray but dry London evening greets Xavier Dolan as he arrives for the London Film Festival gala screening of Mommy. The evening is a sharp contrast to most of Dolan’s films to date, defined as they are by a signature style, marrying contentious and emotional material to exuberant and sometimes-subversive filmmaking. Dolan arrives at ..

Festival Report: LFF, Part 3

Festival Report: LFF, Part 3

  As the 58th London Film Festival draws to a close, Philip reports back on another selection of choice titles. Some you may want to choose to avoid, mind. As with any festival, the goodies on offer are a mixed bag. Dive in and see what you get!   Pasolini (dir. Abel Ferrara) (Irish release ..

Festival Report: LFF, Part 2

Festival Report: LFF, Part 2

Philip Bagnall reports on an eclectic mix in our second report from this year’s London Film Festival. Warning: may contain 3D, life lessons and Reese Witherspoon.     Goodbye To Language (Adieu Au Langage) (dir. Jean-Luc Godard) (Irish release date: TBC) He may no longer be an enfant, but 83-year-old Jean-Luc Godard is still capable ..

Interview: John Hurt at JDIFF

Interview: John Hurt at JDIFF

There is something inherently powerful about John Hurt. A lot of it may be in the voice. His gravelly tones, somewhere between a rasp and a roar, have depicted power and distrust for decades. Now a little older, those marvellous intonations and informed pronunciations convey a great wisdom. All of this means the prospect of ..