In this five-minute excerpt from our new hour-long documentary Toil and Trouble: Making “Macbeth,” director Roman Polanski talks about the freedom adapting Shakespeare allows a filmmaker, and his unusual choice to cast young, physically attractive actors in the main roles. Then, a few of the film’s participants remember the late Jon Finch, the charismatic actor who played the title character.
A Hidden Figure of the Czechoslovak New Wave Takes the Spotlight
In this excerpt from an interview on the edition of Diamonds of the Night, film programmer Irena Kovarova talks about the work of one of director Jan Němec’s key collaborators, Ester Krumbachová.
Robert Zemeckis Looks Back on His Debut-Film Jitters
In a new conversation with collaborators Bob Gale and Steven Spielberg, the director of I Wanna Hold Your Hand talks about the terror of being a first-time feature director.
How Carlos Reygadas Plans for the Unexpected
Storyboards have been an important part of the Mexican filmmaker’s process from the beginning of his career. In this interview, he talks about the freedom that meticulous pre-planning allows him on-set.