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Author: Jordan Mattos

DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE: AN INTERVIEW WITH ALESSANDRO COMODIN

HAPPY TIMES WILL COME SOON is a fiction feature shot in Italy and directed by Alessandro Comodin (THE SUMMER OF GIACOMO). Using fantastical elements but told in a realist fashion, the film is a visually sumptuous deconstructed fairy tale about the way we tell and act out stories. At its center are beautiful fugitives that climb into a hole and are possibly transported to another world. KINOSCOPE’s Jordan Mattos spoke with Alessandro at the New Directors New Film premiere last month about time travel, realism and storytelling. Watching the film, I felt transported through time. I didn’t know what...

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New Directors New Films: On Last Family With Director Jan P. Matuszynski

THE LAST FAMILY, a film directed by Jan P. Matuszynski and written by Robert Bolesto, is based on the true story of Zdzislaw Beksinski, a Polish macabre surrealist artist. The fact that Beksinski’s wife Zosia and son Tomek died one shortly after another, and that Beksinski himself was murdered, sparked rumors of a “Beksinski curse.” While the film is very much a biopic, the meticulous production takes a sobering look at a consummate dreamer, painting a realist picture of a family coming apart at the seams. Kinoscope spoke with filmmaker Jan P. Matuszynski to discuss aspects of the film...

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Interview with Sergio Flores Thorjia

Mexican-born director, writer and cinematographer Sergio Flores Thorija is a graduate of the Film Factory, founded by Béla Tarr in Sarajevo, Bosnia, where he studied under some of the most prestigious names in the film industry, such as Pedro Costa, Cristian Mungiu and Apichatpong Weerasethakul. 3 ZENE  (or waking up from my Bosnian Dream) is his first feature film, produced by Béla Tarr and co-produced by Moisés Zonana and Michel Franco from Lucía Films.  I caught up with Sergio in Buenos Aires, at the Ventana Sur Latin American Film Market, where his film played in the “Copia Cero” section....

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