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A Vampire Sinks His Teeth into the Plastic Surgery Business in Martinus Klemet’s Deliciously Kitsch ‘Fatcula’

Animation

22nd November, 2017

Estonian Director Martinus Klemet lifts the lid on his delightfully kitsch, animated reimagining of Bram Stoker’s seminal blood sucker.

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Tal Kantor Reflects on the Gulf Between Words and Actions in Fragmented Mixed Media Animation ‘In Other Words’

Animation

20th November, 2017

Tal Kantor returns to DN for an extensive look at the techniques, tools & thought processes which led to her captivating exploration of inaction & regret.

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Explore Life in the South London Community Which Gave Birth to The Maccabees’ Sound in ‘Elephant Days’

Documentary, Music

14th November, 2017

Co-director James Caddick & The Maccabees' Orlando Weeks discuss the creation of their feature doc portrait of the area & people of Elephant and Castle.

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DN355: A Prima Ballerina Fights for Relevance & Perfection in Birgitte Stærmose’s Psycho Thriller ‘Darling’

Film Festival, Live Action, Podcasts

9th November, 2017

Denmark's Birgitte Stærmose discusses 'Darling', her intense story of pain and perfection which unfolds in the demanding world of professional ballet.

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Adrián Suárez Embodies Charles Bukowski’s Pessimistic Prose in Visual Poem ‘Alone With Everybody’

Art & Fashion

7th November, 2017

Spanish Director Adrián Suárez tells DN how he mined the sensorial aspects of Charles Bukowski's original verse for visual poem, 'Alone With Everybody'.

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Nils Clauss Redefines the Form of Documentary Filmmaking With His Korea Shorts Trilogy

Documentary

6th November, 2017

DN invited director Nils Clauss to reflect on the making of 'Plastic Girls' and the completion of his Korea related trilogy of short documentaries.

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A Girl Learns a Harsh Lesson About Culpability From Her Canine Friend in Nick Singer’s Short ‘Bite’

Live Action

3rd November, 2017

DN talks to dir. Nick Singer about his return to shorts, casting child and canine leads and paring a narrative back to its thematic essentials.

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Oliver Jeffers Reflects on His Past, Present & Legacy in Bas Berkhout’s Deeply Insightful Documentary

Documentary

2nd November, 2017

Oliver Jeffers divulges his take on life, death, art, Belfast, picture books, parenthood and legacy in Bas Berkhout's deeply intimate documentary.

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Eric Power Teases His Gloriously Gruesome 90s Cut Paper Horror Feature ‘Attack of the Demons’

Animation

1st November, 2017

DN spoke to dir. Eric Power about tapping into 90s nostalgia & taking his paper animation craft to another dimension for new feature 'Attack of the Demons'.

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DN354: An English Boxer Fights to Survive a Brutal Thai Prison in Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire’s ‘A Prayer Before Dawn’

Film Festival, Live Action, Podcasts

26th October, 2017

How director Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire brought the brutal reality of an English boxer's life in one Thailand's most notorious prisons to screen.

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A Therapist Desperately Negotiates for His Life in Paul Schneider’s Tense Short ‘Fifty Minutes’

Live Action

20th October, 2017

Paul Schneider shares how he adapted an inner dialog short story into a tense onscreen battle of wits between a desperate pair of unreliable adversaries.

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DN353: Rob Curry & Tim Plester Herald the Rebirth of a Folk Legend in ‘The Ballad of Shirley Collins’

Documentary, Film Festival, Music, Podcasts

19th October, 2017

Rob Curry & Tim Plester craft a lyrical response to the life, work & tragic loss of the High Queene of English Folk music, Shirley Collins.

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