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“It’s About Disconnecting:” ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With ‘I’m Your Man’ Filmmaker Maria Schrader and Star Dan Stevens

I’m Your Man, directed by German multi-hyphenate Maria Schrader, is a sci-fi romance that explores what it really means to have the perfect partner. As Germany’s entry for best international feature, the film has since been shortlisted as one of the 15 films that will vie for a best international feature nomination at the 94th […]

“The Rhythm, Pacing and Mood of the Film Should Mirror the Characters”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With ‘The Worst Person in the World’ Director Joachim Trier and Star Renate Reinsve

If the theme of co-writer/director Joachim Trier’s widely acclaimed The Worst Person in the World can be summed up in a sentence, it’s that growing up is hard to do. The movie’s central character, Julie (played by Renate Reinsve), discovers this through the course of a wild and unpredictable narrative. Structured by Trier and his […]

“Pauli’s Actual Voice Was So Strong That We Didn’t Want to Dilute That”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With ‘My Name Is Pauli Murray’ Directors, Producer and Editor

Amazon Studios’ My Name Is Pauli Murray is Hollywood’s first significant look at the 20th century multiracial Black LGBTQ legal scholar and human rights activist of the documentary’s title, and reveals Murray’s eventual influence in shaping the Supreme Court’s equal protection laws. In a conversation with THR Presents, powered by Vision Media, co-writers and co-directors […]

“I Was Really Impressed With Her Metaphor of Freedom as a Burden”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With ‘Unclenching the Fists’ Director Kira Kovalenko and Producer Alexander Rodnyansky

A small movement of young filmmakers in Russia’s remote, politically fraught North Caucasus Mountains is starting to make a big noise, first at the Cannes Film Festival and now in the Oscar’s best international feature race. Remarkably, filmmakers Kantemir Balagov (with 2019’s Beanpole) and Kira Kovalenko (with her new drama, Unclenching the Fists) — both […]

“I Discovered This Song in This Whole Other Way”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With ‘CODA’ Creators About Joni Mitchell and More

When deciding what song would complement the climactic moment in her film CODA, director Sian Heder was unsure if her her production should tackle a Joni Mitchell classic. “I was like, ‘God can we take on that song? I don’t know,'” said the filmmaker during a Q&A that followed a THR Presents screening of the […]

Nine Musical Numbers in One Episode: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With ‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’

During its most recent season, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist had to deal with pandemic-prompted production tweaks just like every other series. But that did not mean that the NBC comedy pulled back on its sprawling musical numbers. The sophomore run actually crammed more songs and sequences into a single episode than it had since the pilot. […]