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DN LFF2014: Table Tennis & Hip Hop Come Together at Last in Michael Tully’s 80s Movie ‘Ping Pong Summer’

DN caught up with director Michael Tully to get the full funky fresh lowdown on the blending of table tennis and Hip Hop in his modern day 80s movie, ‘Ping Pong Summer’.

DN LFF2014: Finding Father Figures in the Wrong Places in Julius Avery’s Crime Drama ‘Son of a Gun’

In his action packed crime feature debut ‘Son of a Gun’, Julius Avery explores themes of masculinity and belonging through the adrenaline soaked lens of a high tension heist. Avery tells us how it all came together.

DN LFF2014: Zee Ntuli Flirts with the Danger of South Africa’s Criminal Streets in his Breakneck Debut ‘Hard to Get’

DN sits down with director Zee Ntuli to discuss his high octane feature debut ‘Hard to Get’ and why he wants his film to break away from the legacy of yesterday’s South African cinema.

DN LFF2014: Fathers, Sons & Classes Clash in Franco Lolli’s ‘Gente de Bien’

Franco Lolli’s ‘Gente de Bien’ depicts the fractured relationship between a troubled boy & his estranged father set against the backdrop of a socially divided Bogotá. We caught up with Lolli for an interview about his feature debut.

DN LFF2014: Love & Sexuality are Blind in Daniel Ribeiro’s Charming Debut ‘The Way He Looks’

Daniel Ribeiro’s debut feature ‘The Way He Looks’ tenderly explores the awakening sexuality of a blind teenage as he discovers first love. DN speaks to Ribeiro about how his depiction of a blind perspective shaped a variety of production decisions.

DN LFF2014: Peter Sattler Explores Friendship Between Enemies & the Uncertainty of Guilt & Innocence in ‘Camp X-Ray’

We sat down with director Petter Sattler at the London Film Festival to discuss his exploration of the uncertainty of guilt and innocence within the walls of Guantanamo Bay in his debut feature ‘Camp X-Ray’.

DN LFF2014: Exploring the Limits of Love & Trust in Saverio Costanzo’s ‘Hungry Hearts’

We joined director Saverio Costanzo at the London Film Festival to discuss ‘Hungry Hearts’, the tale of a couple’s relationship put to the test when they encounter a life or death circumstance.

DN LFF2014: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night - Ana Lily Amirpour

Undeniably one of the best films screening at this year’s London Film Festival, Ana Lily Amirpour’s ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night’ is an impressive debut feature & holds the honour of being the first Iranian Vampire Western. We caught up with Amirpour to discuss the importance of music in her filmmaking process.

DN LFF2014: Duane Hopkins Examines the Lives of England’s Abandoned Classes in ‘Bypass’

In the first of our interviews from the 58th BFI London Film Festival we talk to director Duane Hopkins about his exploration of the lives of England’s abandoned classes in his second feature ‘Bypass’.

DN LFF2013: The Slaughter – Jason B Kohl

We bring our series of London Film Festival interviews to a close for another year with filmmaker and fellow curator Jason B Kohl’s short The Slaughter. Jason joins us to discuss how he approached the fractious father/son relationship which provides the meat of The Slaughter’s dramatic conflict, whilst also tackling the strangely abstract distance the majority of us have from the food we eat.