Q&A

Interviews and conversations with filmmakers worldwide.

Q&A: JOANA PREISS

By José Sarmiento Hinojosa

“Sibérie is one of the main characters of the film for all the reasons you describe. It’s like a mirror with of the raw and honest meditation of love, it’s a perfect décor for this “triste geographie des sentiments”, and the train helped us to have this kind of lonely feelings, increased by our “huis clos” inside the Trans cabin, in front of the big window, on the exterior as a big travelling shot with the immensity rugged inhabited landscapes”.

Q & A: LAV DIAZ

By Jan Philippe V. Carpio

It’s a great time for filmmaking again. You can articulate things again through cinematography. Before, with the advent of the Panasonic DVX and the P2, the lens is steady, you can’t change things unless you go for lens adapters. This time it’s free for all. The companies are coming out with great cameras. It’s a revolution. It’s up to you how you use them.

Q&a: MONIEK TOEBOSCH

By Max J. Pell

Moniek Toebosch (Breda, 19 august 1948), the famous Frans Zwartjes diva, is the daughter of classical composer Louis Toebosch. A Dutch performance artist and actress, Toebosch has been working as a professor and giving workshops in her foreign country for over 40 years. She was director of Dasarts theatre of the AHK (Amsterdam College of Arts) from 2004 to 2008. Here, Max J. Pell, from Texas, shares pieces of his correspondence with her.

Q&A: THUNSKA PANSITTIVORAKUL

By Mónica Delgado

Thunska Pansittivorakul was born in Bangkok in 1973. His films have been screened at over 100 international film festivals, including Berlinale, International Film Festival Rotterdam and the Hong Kong International Film Festival. His documentary ‘Happy Berry’ won the Grand Prize award at The 4th Taiwan International Documentary Festival 2004. ‘Heartbreak Pavilion’ won the Top Award from Pusan Promotion Plan (PPP) at The 10th Pusan International Film Festival 2005.

Q&A: BILL MORRISON

By Mónica Delgado, Narda Liotine, José Sarmiento Hinojosa

Bill Morrison (Chicago, 1965) is one of the most important experimental filmmakers today, especially in the found footage vein. His first full-length feature Decasia (2002) became a milestone in this style of experimental cinema, not only for his use of special techniques in the celluloid format, but also for becoming an inspiration for future works. Decasia dwells in exploring film decay, the decomposition of the image medium, a decayed body that has something to show still. Talking about this and other works, Bill Morrison answers some questions from our staff.