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Directors Notes Top 20 Filmmaker Conversations of 2020

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6th January, 2021

Throughout 2020 DN was fortunate enough to speak to some of the most talented filmmakers across the globe. Here are 20 of our favourite conversations.

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Ayla Spaans Orchestrates a Devilish Dinner Party for Experimental Self-Love Story ‘A Boring Day in Hell’

Art & Fashion, Premiere

5th January, 2021

Ayla Spaans describes how her relationship with self-love informed 'A Boring Day in Hell', her experimental horror about a thrilling dinner party.

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Rally Ridberg Targets Conditioned Homophobia in Painfully Funny Satirical Short ‘Straight Faces’

Live Action, Premiere

4th January, 2021

DN talks to director Rally Ridberg about taking a swipe at conditioned homophobia in his powerfully provocative satirical short 'Straight Faces'.

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MarBelle Top Ten Features of 2020

Article

31st December, 2020

"2020 is a year which has highlighted the deep importance of the moving image." MarBelle runs through the films that helped make a terrible year bearable.

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Jeanie Finlay Top Ten Features of 2020

Article

30th December, 2020

Jeanie Finlay returns to DN to share her experiences of this unprecedented year, along with the 2020 features which left an indelible mark on her memory.

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Sarah Smith Top Ten Features of 2020

Article

29th December, 2020

"2020 has provided us with a berth of films which have certainly kept us going." Sarah shares the cinematic ballast which kept her afloat during 2020.

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Rob Munday Top Ten Features of 2020

Article

28th December, 2020

"For a lot of us we turned to the screen for escapism and for me 2020 was somewhat of a golden year for features." Rob selects his favourite 2020 features.

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Redmond Bacon Top Ten Feature Films of 2020

Article

27th December, 2020

From stunning debuts to veteran directors fully in command of their tone, Redmond argues that 2020's films have been far better than the year itself.

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Neil Fox Top Ten Features of 2020

Article

26th December, 2020

Each equally worthy of their place in his unranked list, Neil Fox celebrates a collection of 10 cinematic beacons which light up the darkness of 2020.

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James Maitre Top Ten Features of 2020

Article

24th December, 2020

"Even in a year such as this, there is still an impressive amount of indelible cinema to gush over." James delivers his top ten feature films of 2020.

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Sally Tran’s ‘2020 Brain’ Perfectly Captures the Year’s Strange Mood

Art & Fashion, Premiere

23rd December, 2020

Sally Tran shares her experience turning Amazon-bought Jell-O into human anatomy for the fun, horror-inspired '2020 Brain'.

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Monica Menez Unveils the Sumptuous Frivolity of Willems Beauty Palace in Fashion Short ‘Business as Usual’

Art & Fashion

22nd December, 2020

Monica Menez lays out her journey from fashion photographer to director and elaborates on what exact ingredients are required to produce her uncanny style.

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