All posts by Carlos Aguilar

  • God’s Own Country: Francis Lee Used Minimal Dialogue, Nixed Rehearsals to Make His Tender Romance

    Surrendering any preconceived notions about their characters, the stars of God’s Own Country, Josh O’Connor and Alec Secareanu, underwent a rigorous process, orchestrated by director...

  • follow link “Would I Do That?”: Ruben Östlund Tested His Characters’ Behavior on Himself to Make The Square

    Last time audiences walked into a sophisticated comedy by Swedish auteur Ruben Östlund, a man’s integrity was tested based on his reaction to a dangerous...

  • Scene Stealer: Barry Keoghan on Learning from Yorgos Lanthimos in The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    A quaint demeanor conceals his raging and unwavering yearning for retribution. His twisted take on the “an eye for an eye” concept of vengeance in...

  • Fighting Sex Slavery: Siddharth Kara Discusses the Impact of the Ripped from the Headlines Film Trafficked

    Highlighting the global nature of sexual slavery, university professor turned screenwriter, Siddharth Kara, synthesized years of research and investigation into Trafficked, a narrative feature he...

  • Colorful Verses: Ann Marie Fleming and Sandra Oh on Highlighting Iranian Poetry in Window Horses

    Intrinsically shaped by multiculturalism, Canadian director Ann Marie Fleming has amassed a body of work grounded in her curiosity to learn about cultures geographically distant...

  • Do It Like An Hombre: Chilean Visionary Nicolás López Skips the Studio Traps to Make His Movies on His Own Terms

    Evergreen comedies ready to be adapted into any language or cultural worldview, horror movies shot in South America with American stars, or a Mexican comedy...

  • School Spirit: Neasa Ní Chianáin and David Rane’s School Life Teaches Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary

    It’s 2017, and as the world grapples with catastrophes, political unrest, and a general sense of despair, hanging on to hope everyday has increasingly become...

  • Recreating Revolution: Mohamed Diab on Shooting Clash Entirely Inside a Van, and Getting a Letter From Tom Hanks

    Over the course of a single day, individuals from across Egypt’s political, religious, economical and social spectrums collide inside a police van in a series...

  • The Cutting Edge: Tips on Working Better With Your Editor, From the Sundance NEXT FEST 2017 Panel

    Cinema royalty descended on Downtown Los Angeles from August 10-13, 2017 for another year of Sundance NEST FEST: from Quentin Tarantino, who received the Sundance...

  • On Accountability: Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis Tell the Story Less Told in the Piercing Whose Streets?

    In the now perpetual state of tension that engulfs this country, it’s easy to forget recent events that have been crucial in the fight against...