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Daria Geller Encompasses the Everyday Agonies and Delights of an Intensely Fractious Relationship in ‘Him & Her’

Live Action

24th March, 2021

Daria Geller outlines how she paid respect to Chekhov's original text in 'Him & Her', a captivating exploration of the toxic depths of romantic love.

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LEONE Paints Youthful Romantics as Restless Bees in His Savvy Music Film ‘Sting Like a Bee’

Live Action

23rd March, 2021

LEONE discusses drawing parallels between youthful romance, the natural world and an iconic Italian car for his form-melding music film 'Sting Like a Bee'

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Best Feature Films at SXSW 2021

Film Festival

22nd March, 2021

The features landing at SXSW were a mixed bag of scrappy documentaries and heartfelt debuts — here are ten of our favourite films.

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Molly Gillis Explores a Woman’s Yearning to Overcome Her Current Fragility in Graceful Short ‘Plaisir’

Film Festival, Live Action

21st March, 2021

Molly Gillis takes DN inside the creation of ‘Plaisir’, a sun-soaked autobiographical tale of self-discovery & unrequited love in the South of France.

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Mitch Kalisa’s SXSW Winning Drama ‘Play It Safe’ Challenges the Unconscious Racism in Self-Defined Liberal Spaces

Film Festival, Live Action

20th March, 2021

Mitch Kalisa explains the unconscious racism that informed 'Play It Safe' his drama school-set film about a student coaxed into playing a racial stereotype.

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A Daughter Attempts to Restore Broken Familial Ties in Hannah Bang’s Coming of Age Drama ‘Soak’

Film Festival, Live Action

19th March, 2021

Hannah Bang discusses channelling the visual flourishes of Wong Kar-wai & Park Chan-wook into the subtle cinematic style of her family drama short 'Soak'.

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Ng Choon Ping & Sam H. Freeman Capture the Threat of Heterosexual Spaces in Intense Late-Night Thriller ‘Femme’

Film Festival, Live Action

18th March, 2021

Co-Directors Ng Choon Ping & Sam H. Freeman discuss the importance of rehearsal when crafting the visceral tension of their jaw-dropping thriller 'Femme'.

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A Taxidermist Sets Her Eyes on Stuffing a Human in Theo Rhys’ Bombastic Comedy Horror Opera ‘Stuffed’

Film Festival, Live Action

17th March, 2021

Theo Rhys talks embracing the macabre for his ambitious horror musical 'Stuffed', the tale of a lonely taxidermist and her desire to stuff a human.

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Ten Unmissable Short Films at SXSW Online 2021

Film Festival

16th March, 2021

As the festivities kick off at SXSW Online 2021, DN offers a selection of ten must-see short films to check out at the festival this year.

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Kylie Murphy Delves Into the Culture of Abuse in the Entertainment Industry in Candid Drama ‘Green’

Live Action, Premiere

15th March, 2021

Kylie Murphy discusses giving voice to untold stories in forthright short 'Green', exploring the culture of power and abuse in the entertainment industry.

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Davi Pena Tracks a Loner’s Descent Into Madness After a Paranormal Encounter in ‘Eyes of Eidolon’

Live Action, Premiere

12th March, 2021

Davi Pena delves into the construction of the nihilistic visuals of 'Eyes of Eidolon', his brutalistic fable about a remote loner's psychological descent.

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Raphael Gonzalez Tests the Boundaries of a Fractured Friendship in Gallows Humour Short ‘The Living’

Live Action

11th March, 2021

Raphael Gonzalez explains how he delivered a witty, thoughtful portrayal of the bonds of friendship in his dark, impossible request comedy 'The Living'.

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