For our new special edition of the Norwegian thriller Insomnia, director Erik Skjoldbjærg and star Stellan Skarsgård sat down for a casual and candid conversation about the making of the film. In this excerpt, Skjoldbjærg talks about their first meeting, and Skarsgård discusses his initial hesitation at taking on the project.
Ritwik Ghatak’s Pursuit of Truth Beyond Realism
Acclaimed Indian filmmakers Saeed Akhtar Mirza and Kumar Shahani discuss how the Bengali master mixed expressionism and naturalism in his devastating domestic tragedy The Cloud-Capped Star.
A Howl of Defiance from the Italian Sixties
Marco Bellocchio’s subversive debut feature, Fists in the Pocket, emerged out of a period of social unrest, taking aim at both bourgeois values and Catholic hypocrisy.
Ozu and Noda: Birds of a Feather
A new documentary by filmmaker Daniel Raim, featured on our release of The Flavor of Green Tea over Rice, explores one of Japanese cinema’s most fruitful writer-director partnerships.