Sight & Sound Vol32/05 June 2022
“Bergman Island may be named after the Swedish director,” writes Beatrice Loayza about cover star Mia Hansen-Løve’s latest film, “but it is an ode to the struggles of female artists.” The film may be set on Fårö, Bergman’s idyllic home for much of his life, but the terrain it most keenly explores is the psyche of its lead, a filmmaker played by Vicky Krieps. We hear from the French director about her first film in the English language.
Digital cinema may now be ubiquitous, but it was only twenty years ago that the first blockbuster went fully digital. To mark this occasion, we speak to a host of early adopters, including David Lynch, Miranda July, Pedro Costa, Jia Zhangke and Michael Mann.
Also in this issue: we hear from The Worst Person in the World director Joachim Trier about his filmmaking influences; Terence Davies introduces Benediction, his biopic of Siegfried Sassoon; a new novel and show give John Waters reason to talk trash; and the Black Film Bulletin returns.