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Daily Buzz at Cannes

Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Eugene Hernandez podcasts live Cannes 2013 highlights.

NICHOLAS WINDING REFN

Nicholas Winding Refn (‘Only God Forgives’) talks about the gift of controversy, music composition and his lead actress.

From the rooftop of the Marriott Hotel, Eugene Hernandez speaks to Danish director Nicholas Winding Refn about his provocative new film, Only God Forgives, starring Ryan Gosling and Kristen Scott Thomas.

Live from Cannes | Podcast with Nicholas Winding Refn, Only God Forgives

 

WALEED ZUAITER AND ADAM BAKRI

Waleed Zuaiter (producer and actor) and Adam Bakri (star) of ‘Omar’ at Cannes. (Photo by Irene Cho, courtesy FSLC)

Eugene Hernandez speaks to producer/actor Waleed Zuaiter and star Adam Bakri about their roles in Academy-Award nominated director Hany Abu-Assad’s film Omar, which won the 2013 Jury Prize at Cannes.

Live from Cannes | Podcast with Waleed Zuaiter and Adam Bakri, Omar

 

Lodge, Hillis, Insdorf, Debruge, Foundas

From left, Guy Lodge (HIitfix), Aaron Hillis (Video Free Brooklyn), Annette Insdorf (Huffington Post), Peter Debruge (Variety) and Scott Foundas (Variety) talk film at Cannes. (Photo by Irene Cho, courtesy FSLC)

The final roundtable of the festival features Guy Lodge (HIitfix), Aaron Hillis (Video Free Brooklyn), Annette Insdorf (Huffington Post), Peter Debruge (Variety) and Scott Foundas (Variety) discussing American and international favorites, among other topics.

Live from Cannes | Hot Topics with Guy Lodge, Aaron Hillis, Annette Insdorf, Peter Debruge and Scott Foundas

 

WILL FORTE, NEBRASKA

Will Forte talks ‘Nebraska.’ (Photo by Irene Cho, courtesy FSLC)

Film Society’s Daily Buzz guest host, Brian Brooks catches up with Will Forte at the Carlton Hotel on the Croisette to talk about his experiences in Alexander Payne’s newest film, Nebraska and his first experience here at the Cannes Film Festival. The star of this film shares how he and Bruce Dern (who plays his father) formed a great relationship through working together and how he felt a connection to the character right away when auditioning for the director. Don’t worry, hE loves comedy, too, and isn’t abandoning it for drama.

Live from Cannes | Podcast with Will Forte, Nebraska:

 

James Gray talks about 'The Immigrant.'

James Gray talks about ‘The Immigrant.’ (Photo by Irene Cho, courtesy FSLC)

Eugene Hernandez talks to director James Gray in the lobby of the Carlton Hotel on the Croisette about the making of his stunning period drama The Immigrant starring Marion Cotillard.

Live from Cannes | Podcast with James Gray, The Immigrant:

 

CLIFF MARTINEZ, ONLY GOD FORGIVES

Cliff Martinez, composer (‘Only God Forgives’) offers notes on his craft at Cannes. (Photo by Irene Cho, courtesy FSLC)

Eugene Hernandez takes a break on a sunny afternoon at a playground off the Croisette during the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival to speak with Cliff Martinez. Martinez is at the festival with Nicholas Winding Refn’s film Only God Forgives. This is Martinez’s fifth film in competition at Cannes, his first being Steven Soderbergh’s 1989 breakout Sex, Lies, and Videotape. This is the composer’s second collaboration with Refn; the first was with Drive. He talks with Eugene about how as a composer he works with a film director, when he gets involved in the process and what he’s listening to lately on his iPod.

Live from Cannes | Podcast with Cliff Martinez, composer, Only God Forgives:

 

NIGEL SMITH, ERIC KOHN, BRIAN BROOKS, JADA YUAN

Nigel Smith, Eric Kohn, Brian Brooks and Jada Yuan enjoy lunch with the press corps at Cannes. (Photo by Irene Cho, courtesy FSLC)

A distinguished panel of critics—Brian Brooks (Deadline/FilmLinc Daily), Eric Kohn (Indiewire), Jada Yuan (New York Magazine) and Nigel Smith (Indiewire)—take on Cannes’ hotest topics with Eugene Hernandez, including standout Blue is the Warmest Color‘s longform love scene, Claude Lanzmann’s latest and Robert Redford’s tour de force acting in All Is Lost.

Live from Cannes | Hot Topics Podcast #4 Podcast with Brian Brooks (Deadline/FilmLinc Daily), Eric Kohn (Indiewire), Jada Yuan (New York Magazine) and Nigel Smith (Indiewire):

 

COL NEEDHAM, IMDB

Col Needham, IMDB, talks movies and the film business at Cannes. (Photo by Irene Cho, courtesy FSLC)

Eugene Hernandez speaks with IMDB creator, founder and CEO Col Needham on the patio of the JW Marriott Cannes during the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival. Needham reflects on how IMDB started from humble beginnings in October 1990 and has grown into a family of over 160 million users. He has personally seen over 8,000 films and is a lifelong film fan.

Live from Cannes | Hot Topics Podcast with Col Needham, CEO and founder, Internet Movie Database:

 

JIA ZHANGKE, CANNES

Jia Zhangke, outside the Grand Hotel on a sunny day in Cannes, talks about his latest, ‘A Touch of Sin.’ (Photo by Irene Cho, courtesy FSLC)

A Touch of Sin director Jia Zhangke speaks with Eugene Hernandez (Film Society of Lincoln Center) about the representation of violence and broader messages in the four stories that make up his new film.

Live from Cannes | Podcast with Jia Zhangke, A Touch of Sin:

 

KENNETH TURAN, KYLE BUCHANAN, STEPHANIE ZACHAREK

Discussing critical issues at Cannes, from left, are Kenneth Turan (Los Angeles Times), Kyle Buchanan (New York Magazine) and Stephanie Zacharek (Village Voice). (Photo by Irene Cho, courtesy FSLC)

Key critics—Kenneth Turan (Los Angeles Times), Kyle Buchanan (New York Magazine), Stephanie Zacharek (Village Voice) and Jonathan Marlow (Fandor)—talk with Eugene Hernandez about some of the hottest titles at Cannes, including Blue Is the Warmest Color, the “sweetest film at Cannes,” Kore-eda’s Like Father, Like Son as well as the mixed reception to work by Alejandro Jodorowsky.

Live from Cannes | Hot Topics Roundtable with Kenneth Turan (Los Angeles Times), Kyle Buchanan (New York Magazine), Jonathan Marlow (Fandor) and Stephanie Zacharek (Village Voice):

 

JAMES TOBACK AND ALEC BALDWIN

James Toback (left) and Alec Baldwin talk about behind-the-scenes film financing and festivals.

James Toback and Alec Baldwin join Eugene Hernandez at the Carlton Hotel during the Cannes Film Festival 2013. This entertaining and comedic conversation circles around Toback and Baldwin’s Cannes contribution, Seduced and Abandoned, a behind-the-scenes look at world of film financing that was acquired by HBO.

Live from Cannes | Podcast with James Toback and Alec Baldwin, Seduced and Abandoned:

 

TOM BERNARD SONY PICTURES CLASSICS

‘It’s been a really smooth festival; it’s always been a struggle to get your job done here….’ (Photo by Irene Cho, courtesy FSLC)

Sony Pictures Classics Co-President Tom Bernard sits down with Film Society’s Eugene Hernandez at the Hotel Splendid to chat mid-festival. Bernard reflects on how the festival’s changed since the first time he attended Cannes thirty two years ago. He also talks about Sony Pictures Classics’ most recent acquisition, The Past (Les Passe), directed by Asghar Farhadi (Academy Award winner for A Separation).

Live from Cannes | Hot Topics Roundtable with Sony Pictures Classics’ Tom Bernard:

 

CANNES CRITICS

A Critics Roundtable (with, from left, Adam Cook, Michael Phillips and Logan Hill) talks about the great (and not so great) movies as well as the crazy spectacle of the Cannes Film Festival. (Photo by Irene Cho, courtesy FSLC)

“All the crises, the disappointments and the occasional miracle:” Michael Phillips (Chicago Tribune), Logan Hill (New York Times) and Adam Cook (Mubi.com) talk with Eugene Hernandez about what’s hot and what’s not at the Cannes Film Festival, with insights on the collision of art and commerce on the Croissette as well as the meaning of Cannes beyond the fest weeks.

Live from Cannes | Hot Topics Roundtable with Michael Phillips (Chicago Tribune), Logan Hill (New York Times) and Adam Cook (Mubi.com):

 

OSCAR ISAAC, INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS

Oscar Isaac speaks about the role he was born for in the new Coen Bros. film. (Photo by Irene Cho, courtesy FSLC)

Eugene Hernandez speaks with actor-musician Oscar Isaac about his role in the Coen Brothers’ newest film, Inside Llewyn Davis. On this beautiful day in the South of France at the Majestic Hotel, this Juilliard trained actor reveals to Eugene that when he heard the Coen Brothers were doing this project, he knew the last thirty three years of his life were in preparation for it.

Live from Cannes | Podcast with Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis:

 

EUGENE HERNANDEZ, ALAIN GUIRAUDIE AT CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

Eugene Hernandez, Film Society Lincoln Center (left), interviews ‘Stranger by the Lake’s’ Alain Guiraudie (center) with help from translator Robert Grey. (Photo by Irene Cho, courtesy FSLC)

At the UniFrance booth inside the Village International, Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Eugene Hernandez speaks with Alain Guiraudie, director of Stranger by the Lake. The film mixes a couple of different genres, the tragic and the comic, starting out as a happy film and working in an existential thriller. It’s a real crowd-pleaser. The film premiered in the Un Certain Regard section at the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival to a very positive reaction from the audiences here this first weekend.

Live from Cannes | Podcast with filmmaker Alain Guiraudie, Stranger by the Lake:

 

BRIAN BROOKS AND JEREMY SAULNIER

Guest host Brian Brooks (right) interviews Jeremy Saulnier of ‘Blue Ruin.’ (Photo by Irene Cho, courtesy FSLC)

Film Society’s Daily Buzz guest host Brian Brooks speaks with Jeremy Saulnier (director of Blue Ruin) about his film’s debut in Directors’ Fortnight at the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs HQ. This former special effects makeup artist and DP-turned-director talks about his appreciation for artistry and choreography and how his film pokes fun at gun control laws. The film was snapped up by Radius-TWC hours after its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday.

Live from Cannes | Podcast with filmmaker Jeremy Saulnier, Blue Ruin:

 

Eugene Hernandez interviews director Valeria Golino

Eugene Hernandez interviews director Valeria Golino. (Photo by Irene Cho, courtesy FSLC)

In the lobby of the Grand Hotel on a rainy day in Cannes, Valeria Golino, director of Miele (Un Certain Regard, Cannes Film Festival) talks about her directorial debut at the festival. Golino shares why she made the leap to director after many years as a successful actress in both foreign and U.S. films. Golino discusses her interests in form over content in film and talks about how she was inspired by Barry Levinson, Julie Taymor and Sean Penn to become a director. Apparently, she received great advice and learned some tough lessons, too. The film premiered at the festival on May 17.

Live from Cannes | Podcast with filmmaker Valeria Golino, Miele:

 

Eugene Hernandez interviews director Amat Escalante

Eugene Hernandez interviews director Amat Escalante. (Photo by Irene Cho, courtesy FSLC)

In his first podcast interview from the 66th Cannes Film Festival, Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Eugene Hernandez spoke with Mexican director Amat Escalante about the impact seeing James Benning’s Landscape Suicide had on him as a teenager and the violence that pervades his new film Heli, which screened in competition on May 16.

Live from Cannes | Podcast with filmmaker Amat Escalante, Heli:

 

For Fandor films that have played previous Cannes Film Festivals, visit our Cannes Festival page.

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