‘A film has to give’: An interview with Valérie Massadian about Milla

To give—what a startling idea in this era of acquisitive capitalism. But every aspect of Valérie Massadian’s filmmaking is a study in reciprocity. It’s in her patient camerawork, which takes in the physical gestures that often replace words. It’s in her keen sensitivity to the textures and details of domestic spaces: a rickety window frame, […]

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, […]