A RABBITS FOOT issue 5
I asked Alfonso Charon director about his dreams and ideas, about the magical surrealism of Latin America, and about where and how inspiration for a film comes to him. Over strong coffee, we discussed this and more, which you will read in these pages. His positivity about the younger generation was refreshing and inspiring, and his world view particularly captivating coming as it does, from the Mesoamerican and European mix he embodies.
Also in this issue you will find pieces by Jonathan Becker—the master portrait photographer—on his mentor and friend Brassaï who he knew and loved; alongside profiles on young filmmakers including Molly Manning Walker, Celine Song, Davy Chou and Emma Seligman.
Thanks to our friend Jeremy Thomas, Chris Contonou, my deputy Editor, talks to Peter Weir, another master film director of Gallipoli, Dead Poets Society, Witness, Master And Commander, The Year of Living Dangerously while Sara Ella Ozbek profiles Rudolf Nureyev. Peter Bradshaw takes us on a journey with his exceptional piece on Werner Herzog’s masterpiece Fitzcarraldo. Allan Scott the award winning writer tells about working with Nick Roeg, and Don’t Look Now, which is both an internal and external illustration of the inward and outward journey.