Stop-Motion with a Human Touch: A Conversation with Anna Mantzaris
The filmmaker behind the short Good Intentions, now featured on the Criterion Channel, talks with us about the long and laborious process of bringing human complexity to her animated puppets.
Within Earshot: A Conversation with Sorayos Prapapan
Informed by his background in sound design, the Thai director uses audio to explore the absurdities of an oppressive society in his short film Death of the Sound Man, now playing on the Criterion Channel.
Consuming the Cat: Brenda Lien Calls Out an Internet Fetish
In a short film now featured on the Criterion Channel, the German filmmaker interrogates our insatiable appetite for feline memes and what it says about our consumerist culture.
In the Shadow of the Dictator: A Conversation with George Sikharulidze
In his short film Fatherland, the Georgian director pays a visit to Stalin’s birthplace to explore the townspeople’s nostalgia for their long-departed leader.
From Innocence to Experience: A Conversation with Charles Williams
The director of the Palme d’Or–winning short film All These Creatures, which is now available to stream on the Criterion Channel, discusses the challenges of depicting mental illness through the eyes of a child.
How Jérémy Comte’s Oscar-Nominated Fauve Conjures the Nightmare of Boyhood
The director of this award-winning short film speaks with us about tapping into his childhood fears and fine-tuning the story’s white-knuckle atmosphere.
Seeing Double with Australian Filmmaker Lucy Knox
The complicated bond between a pair of identical twins takes center stage in the stylish short film An Act of Love, now playing on the Criterion Channel on FilmStruck.
Getting Tongue-in-Cheek About Silent Film History with Juho Kuosmanen
A mythic piece of early Finnish cinema gets reimagined in the short film The Moonshiners, now streaming on the Criterion Channel on FilmStruck.
Free the Vagina: A Conversation with Renata Gasiorowska
The sweetness and aggression of female erotic pleasure take center stage in Pussy, an imaginatively stylized animated short now playing on FilmStruck.
Resident Horror: A Conversation with Caroline Monnet and Daniel Watchorn
Drawing on a wide range of influences—from Dreyer to American Horror Story—two Canadian filmmakers use genre conventions to reimagine a tale of real-life injustice.
Excavating Queer Histories with Sam Ashby
Graphic artist and filmmaker Sam Ashby, whose short The Colour of His Hair is featured on the Criterion Channel this week, speaks with us about a turbulent moment in UK queer history.
Francisca Alegría Explains Her “Conscious Camera”
With her award-winning short film playing on the Criterion Channel, Chilean newcomer Francisca Alegría chats with our programmer about the art and experiences that inspire her work.
Heat of the Moment: A Conversation with Konstantina Kotzamani
Over the past decade, contemporary Greek cinema has erupted onto the international film stage with a new vanguard of directors whose bold works share a taste for provocation and highly stylized worlds. This week on the Criterion Channel on FilmStruck…
Anahita Ghazvinizadeh Pays Homage to Bresson
Anahita Ghazvinizadeh’s short film Needle, which won the 2013 Cinefondation prize at Cannes, premieres today on the Criterion Channel as part of our weekly Short + Feature. I first met Anahita through programming the short at the Chicago Internatio…
The Zellner Brothers Take on Louis Malle
The Austin-based filmmaking duo chat with us about the influence of Louis Malle and their new short film, which takes inspiration from the director’s Black Moon.