Hollywood means mainly entertainment to Noel De Souza

Noel De Souza (b. 1925) is an actor, a journalist and a coordinator of Golden Globe Awards. He has lived and worked in Hollywood for six decades. He visited HIFF’s Finnish Film Affair (FFA), and talks about his life in Hollywood in the video. One of his best memories of Hollywood includes Marilyn Monroe. Interview: Suzanna Gembege, Anna… Read Hollywood means mainly entertainment to Noel De Souza »

Producer Aet Laigu took part in the creative process of Mother

Creative producer Aet Laigu talks about her third feature film she made with director Kadri Kõusaar. MOTHER (Ema, 2016) is Estonia’s Official Entry for 2017 Oscar for Best Foreign Film. The darkly comic crime mystery has a distinctive look and a great cast. Interview: Niina Holm Camera: Kaisa Paavilainen, Anna Salonen Editing: Niina Holm Photo:… Read Producer Aet Laigu took part in the creative process of Mother »

Talking about gender roles and power structures with Ninja Thyberg

What filmmaker Ninja Thyberg is most interested in her short films, is how gender roles and sexuality are constructed. She is interested in exploring the power relations and power play between individuals and within community. Thyberg wishes to deconstruct social roles to reveal the power structures within. In her film PLEASURE Thyberg is exploring… Read Talking about gender roles and power structures with Ninja Thyberg »

Sacha Wolff wanted to portray the rugged side of sports

French director Sacha Wolff’s debut feature MERCENARY tells about a young rugby player from a small island in the Pacific Ocean who moves to play in France. Wolff wanted to portray the more rugged side of sports with his movie. He cast real rugby players in key roles. Interview: Tommi Kumén Camera: Heidi Hautamäki, Toni Joukanen Editing: Heidi… Read Sacha Wolff wanted to portray the rugged side of sports »

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The Met Gala under the watchful eye of Vogue’s Anna Wintour

THE FIRST MONDAY IN MAY – must be the only Monday that is not the absolute worst. That is, because that specific date hosts the annual Met Gala, the mouth-watering and ceremoniously genius fundraising event for The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s: “China: Through the Looking Glass-exhibition.” The filmmaker Andrew Rossi, known for Page One:… Read The Met Gala under the watchful eye of Vogue’s Anna Wintour »