Live Action Category

Intersecting Class Politics in 30 Minutes and One-Take in Marta Prus’ ‘Hot and Cold’

Film Festival, Live Action

27th October, 2017

Marta Prus explains how she portrayed the beauty & brutality of our complex reality in her impressive 30 minute, one-take social drama 'Hot and Cold'.

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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 Young Gay Man Flees His Painful Past in Anne Fontaine’s Coming Out, Coming of Age Feature ‘Reinventing Marvin’

Film Festival, Live Action

25th October, 2017

Anne Fontaine discusses her latest feature and tells DN why women's cinema defined by filmmaker gender is a undesirable road towards segregation.

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Runyararo Mapfumo Creates a Hilarious Celebration of Brotherhood with Short Comedy ‘Masterpiece’

Film Festival, Live Action

23rd October, 2017

Runyararo Mapfumo joins us to discuss using comedy to challenge socio-political themes and the nuances of the everyday experiences lived by black people.

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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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Sean Robert Dunn Presents a Raw Depiction of a Tragically Dysfunctional Family in ‘British by the Grace of God’

Film Festival, Live Action

17th October, 2017

Sean Robert Dunn discusses balancing an unnerving vision of populism and racial hatred with chimes of comedy in his raw, dysfunctional family drama short.

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Annemarie Jacir Explores Issues of Identity & the Duty of Tradition in Paternal Feature ‘Wajib’

Film Festival, Live Action

13th October, 2017

The unbreakable and equally complex parent-child relationship is intimately explored through the wakes of separation in Annemarie Jacir’s, ‘Wajib’.

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Cultural Heritage Frustrates a Teen’s Attempts to Solidify Her Identity in Josza Anjembe’s ‘French’

Live Action

12th October, 2017

Josza Anjembe speaks to DN about finding one’s cultural identity, her move into fiction filmmaking and using cinema as a weapon on short film

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A Man Suffers a Crisis of Communication in Benjamin Cleary & TJ O’Grady Peyton Comedy ‘Wave’

Film Festival, Live Action

11th October, 2017

Co-directors Benjamin Cleary & TJ O'Grady Peyton discuss their funny and moving short about a man isolated by the barrier of an unintelligible language.

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A Down’s Syndrome Boxer Must Withstand a Pre-Bout Battle of Wills in Bugsy Riverbank Steel’s ‘Fighter’

Film Festival, Live Action

10th October, 2017

Ten minutes before a match, a Down’s Syndrome boxer fights for his right to get in the ring in Bugsy Riverbank Steel’s visceral short.

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An Iranian Wife Embraces an Opportunistic Route of Escape in Kaveh Mazaheri’s Award Winning Short ‘Retouch’

Film Festival, Live Action

9th October, 2017

Kaveh Mazaheri discusses working within Iran's censorship system and staging a convincing accidental death for his multi-award winning short 'Retouch'.

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A Woman Tries Not to Drown in a Sea of Guilt in Nickolas Duarte’s ‘Trouble Will Find Her’

Live Action

6th October, 2017

Nickolas Duarte explains how he was able to embody guilt as a foreboding, pervasive presence in his melancholic character drama ‘Trouble Will Find Her’.

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