We love talking to Mexican horror auteur Guillermo del Toro (Cronos) about movies; he’s among the most knowledgeable, passionate, and articulate cinephiles we know. We were particularly intrigued to hear his take on Martin Rosen’s 1978 animated film Watership Down, which he adores. In this excerpt from a fascinating longer interview on our special edition release of the film, available this week, del Toro tells us about first seeing Watership Down as a young teenager and experiencing the revelation that animated films could engage with adult issues and big social and political ideas.
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.