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The Best of the Rest

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Lucile Bourliaud It’s amazing how fast a week can go by when you have so many films to see, so many great people to meet and so many dishes of risotto to taste. Although… Continue reading

Fresh Flix: Nida Manzoor

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Nida Manzoor is the director of  Arcade, a short film that covers guns, feminism and sci-fi movies — all in less than six minutes. I caught up with Manzoor, whose film screens at Encounters… Continue reading

In Conversation: Jesse Armstrong

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Jesse Armstrong is best known for writing sitcoms like Peep Show, Veep and Fresh Meat and features Four Lions and In the Loop. One lesser-known, or at least, lesser-cited, fact about Armstrong is that he and… Continue reading

What I Know – Laurence Boyce (Film Journalist)

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Photo: Kulla Laas The shape of film journalism is changing. Print outlets are culling their arts staff and online writing is expanding, while opportunities to make money slip between the cracks. “There’s no… Continue reading

The Story of the Crazy Cat Man

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Rafed Alharthi is  Encounters’ first Emirati director. I sat down with the twenty-five year-old director of Feeding Five Hundred (United Arab Emirates), to find out how he found the subject for his first… Continue reading