Interviews to read

RIP Abbas Kiarostami (1940-2016)

Kiarostami tribute 1

Kiarostami tribute 2

Apichatpong Weerasethakul interview (EN & NL)

Still_Uncle Boonmee © Kick the Machine Films

Cinema has a lure, which I sometimes approach quite skeptically because cinema is an illusion and you know it’s a trick. But at the same time, you realize how powerful it can be. Cinema is this simple trick of light on a screen that creates this notion that it’s simultaneously fake and so deep.

Sabzian’s Bjorn Gabriels interviewed Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul on the occasion of the focus programme devoted to him at this year’s KFDA. A retrospective of his films ran in Brussels alongside his theatre production Fever Room. For the director’s own perspective on his films and influences – including Bruce Baillie and Tsai Ming Liang, among others – visit

Other recent additions to our article section include an extensive criticism on Felix Van Groeningen’s Belgica (2016) in Dutch (Anton Jaeger and Jan Saelens) and our French translation of Orson Welles’ ‘Ribbon of Dreams’ (‘Un ruban de rêves’) by Nefertari Vanden Bulcke.