Interview with Rolf de Heer on his new film, The Survival of Kindness

  Set against the beautiful backdrops of Australian desert and mountain wilderness, foregrounding brutality and compassion in a post-apocalyptic world, there is, as with each of his films, a surprise nestled within … Read Jane Freebury’s interview with Rolf de Heer on his latest film, The Survival of Kindness, published in The Guardian on 22… Continue reading Interview with Rolf de Heer on his new film, The Survival of Kindness

Jerome Salle, interview with director of Kompromat

Interview by © Jane Freebury   Keeping political opponents in check by threatening to expose their compromising behaviour, true or otherwise, is not exclusive to Russia, but seems deeply rooted in its systems. Since the KGB had a specific term for it when it became commonplace during the Stalin era. It must be every international… Continue reading Jerome Salle, interview with director of Kompromat

Everything but the Groom. Interview with Iciar Bollain, director Rosa’s Wedding

    By © Jane Freebury Tempestuous quarrels and family disagreements aside, there is plenty of kissing and hugging in Rosa’s Wedding, a popular new Spanish comedy from Iciar Bollain. The  filmmaker thinks its success at the local box office had something to do with a nostalgia, especially among demonstrative Latin people like her, for… Continue reading Everything but the Groom. Interview with Iciar Bollain, director Rosa’s Wedding

Rolf de Heer’s outstanding contribution to Australian film

ROLF DE HEER FCCA 2019 ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AWARD Australia’s premier association of professional film critics, the Film Critics Circle of Australia (FCCA), has presented a special award to filmmaker Rolf de Heer. The Acknowledgement Award for Excellence recognises his unique body of work, and exceptional contribution over many years to Australian cinema and culture. The award… Continue reading Rolf de Heer’s outstanding contribution to Australian film