A Conversation on Summer 1993 with Director Carla Simón

Season of sun, idle days and backless dresses, summer is a period of carnival, rebellion and vacation where time and space are turned upside-down, offering unique opportunities to experiment and develop. As such, summer provides an ideal backdrop for coming-of-age films like Summer 1993 (originally titled Estiu 1993), the first feature-length film by Carla Simón, […]

Mad Love in the City: The Safdies’ Heaven Knows What

During a location scout in New York’s Diamond District, filmmaker Josh Safdie noticed 19-year-old Arielle Holmes in the subway and was struck by her “gravitational pull.”[i] He would go on to cast Holmes, who at the time was homeless and addicted to heroin, as the lead in Heaven Knows What (2014), the third feature-length film […]