Feature Tag Archive

DN361: Erik Poppe Forces Us to Experience Norway’s Terror Attack First Hand in One-Shot Feature ‘Utøya – July 22’

Film Festival, Live Action, Podcasts

2nd November, 2018

DN speaks to director Erik Poppe about the moral and cinematic considerations which led him to recreate Norway's Utøya tragedy in a gruelling single shot.

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A Roundup of the 62nd London Film Festival

Documentary, Film Festival, Live Action

26th October, 2018

Director Alex Barrett runs through the highlights of his 53 film strong London Film Festival viewing experience, from new gems to unearthed classics.

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DN360: London Film Festival 2018 – Female Filmmaker Panel

Documentary, Film Festival, Live Action, Podcasts

25th October, 2018

LFF Female Filmmaker panellists discuss the gender barriers they overcame to make their films and strategies to level the filmmaking playing field for all.

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DN359: Matthew Jones Charts the Rise, Fall & Redemption of James Lavelle in ‘The Man from Mo’Wax’

Documentary, Music, Podcasts

30th August, 2018

Matthew Jones takes DN through the hurdles he surmounted to bring the story of seminal record label Mo'Wax and its driven owner James Lavelle to screen.

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A Violent Boxer Finds Salvation in a Vicious Thai Prison in Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire’s ‘A Prayer Before Dawn’

Live Action

20th July, 2018

Jean-Stephane Sauvaire talks to DN about 'A Prayer Before Dawn' the true story of an English boxer incarcerated in one of Thailand’s most notorious jails.

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“Now you need to load the dishwasher” – How Christine Franz Captured the Electric Rise of Sleaford Mods

Documentary, Music

26th June, 2018

Neil Fox talks to Christine Franz about her electrifying documentary 'Bunch of Kunst' which charts the rise of English electronic punk duo Sleaford Mods.

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Learning What Story To Tell: An Interview With Caroline Richards About The Parkinsons & Music Documentaries

Documentary, Music

27th April, 2018

Neil Fox speaks to Caroline Richards about her smart, moving and nostalgic in the right ways music documentary 'The Parkinsons: A Long Way To Nowhere'.

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Xavier Legrand Throws Open the Closed Doors of Domestic Abuse in Award Winning Debut Feature ‘Custody’

Live Action

17th April, 2018

DN speaks to award winning director Xavier Legrand about his harrowing depiction of family breakdown and domestic abuse in potent debt feature 'Custody'.

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Animation, Asides

27th February, 2018

Animator Gints Zilbalodis releases news of his debut feature 'Away' (set for a 2019 release) with this stunning trailer showcasing his distinct style.

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DN357: James Erskine Documents the Awe-Inspiring Artistic, Athletic & Societal Struggle of ‘The Ice King’

Documentary, Podcasts

23rd February, 2018

James Erskine shares how he crafted a documentary about the artistic, athletic and societal struggle of John Curry, the world's greatest ice skater.

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Eliza Hittman Explores the Tension Between the Hyper-Masculine & the Homoerotic in Sophomore Feature ‘Beach Rats’

Live Action

6th February, 2018

New York director Eliza Hittman tells DN how a picture from Facebook became the inspiration for her late-night cruising feature 'Beach Rats'.

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Léa Mysius Captures the Destructive Desires of Youthful Rebellion in 35mm Feature Debut ‘Ava’

Live Action

3rd January, 2018

Director Léa Mysius tells DN how her 16mm short and the image of a starving black dog set the stage for her audacious coming of age 35mm feature debut.

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