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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW: "The Host" director Bong Joon-ho

    With his spectacular monster movie, "The Host", Bong Joon-ho takes some advice from the Speilberg suspense-film playbook -- simplify the monster, humanize the people. Marked by a patient and well-crafted beginning, a sunny day at the river's edge becomes a bloody feast for a bumbling creature. Whe...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW: James Scurlock, director of "Maxed Out"

    James Scurlock's "Maxed Out" takes on the elephant in the American living room: dept. Using a wide spectrum of characters -- broke college students, a real estate agent riding the property bubble, a banker who's bank has merged so many times he's lost count -- Scurlock weaves a surreal and troublin...

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    UNDISCOVERED GEMS INTERVIEW: Steve Barron, Director of "Choking Man"

    Named Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You at last fall's Gotham Awards, Steve Barron's "Choking Man" kicked off indieWIRE's Undiscovered Gems series in February. The monthly film screening series from Emerging Pictures (sponsored by Sundance Channel and The New York Times), is culled from in...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW: Jean-Claude Brisseau, Director of "Exterminating Angels"

    French director Jean-Claude Brisseau's "Exterminating Angels" (Les Anges Exterminateurs) follows filmmaker Francois' preparation on a thriller. During screen tests for a nude scene with an actress, he discovers the pleasure some women can have in the transgression of minor erotic taboos. Driven by d...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW: Cam Archer, Director of "Wild Tigers I Have Known"

    Director Cam Archer's "Wild Tigers I Have Known" is a coming-of-age story of a 13 year-old boy who learns to cope with his newfound sexuality his unrequited love for the cool kid in school. His past work include shorts "American Fame Pt. 2: Forgetting Jonathan Brandis" "Godly Boyish" and "Bobbycrush...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW: Tom Vaughan, Director of "Starter for 10"

    British director Tom Vaughan's "Starter for 10" centers on Bristol University student Brian Jackson (James McAvoy) during his first year at school. His friends at home worry he'll change into a "poncey wanker," though his preoccupation is making the team for the long-running British television quiz...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW: Jasmila Zbanic, Director of "Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams"

    "Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams" director Jasmila Zbanic began making films in 1997 when she founded the artist's association "Deblokada," through which she produced, wrote and directed numerous documentaries, video works and shorts. In her first feature, Zbanic tells the story of a daughter and mo...

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    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, Director of "The Lives of Others"

    German director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck made his mark early on at home with his short "Dobermann," taking best short film at the Dresden Film Festival as well as an award at the Munich Film Festival. His latest film, "The Lives of Others" (Das Leben der Anderen) surrounds East Germany's sec...

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    PARK CITY '07 INTERVIEW | Andrew Wagner

    [EDITORS NOTE: This is the last of indieWIRE's Park City interviews with over forty competition filmmakers from the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. Directors with films screening in the four competition section were given the opportunity to participate in an email interview, and each was sent the same ...

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    PARK CITY '07 INTERVIEW | Adam Bhala Lough: "I had a dream one night. I woke up and wrote it down. T

    [EDITORS NOTE: indieWIRE is publishing two interviews daily with Sundance '07 competition filmmakers through the end of the festival later this month. Directors with films screening in the four competition section were given the opportunity to participate in an email interview, and each was sent the...

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