The eighth and final season of Game of Thrones, the fantasy series based on George R. R. Martin’s series of books A Song of Ice and Fire, is scheduled to premiere worldwide on 14 April 2019 and conclude on 19 May 2019.
“Ernest Hemingway once wrote, “The world is a fine place and worth fighting for.” I agree with the second part.”
– William Somerset, Se7en (1995)
Director: Michael Beddoes
Starring: Robbie Gaskell, James Dreyfus, Ben Willbond, Nicole Louise Lewis, Joanne Heywood, Marcus Geldard, Erin Geraghty
Country: United Kingdom
“I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass… and I’m all out of bubblegum.”
– Nada, They Live (1988)
“Not all monsters do monstrous things.”
– Lydia Martin
Teen Wolf (2011) – 4.10 “Monstrous”
Lisa: I wish I were creative.
Jeff: You are. You’re great at creating difficult situations.
– Rear Window (1954)
Interview by Lorna Codrai
Yad Deen, the director, writer and producer of Carga, talks to us about the inspiration behind his latest short film and his experience transitioning from documentaries to fiction. Carga follows couple, Marta and Juan, two young journalists to an abandoned cigarette factory to uncover its secrets. Deen explains, “we hit a bit of a niche here, making a Spanish thriller in Iraq — it’s intriguing.” It certainly is but more so due to the film’s location.
The former cigarette and tobacco factory in Sulayminyah, Iraq was left abandoned for over a decade with rumours of a reopening, then further talks of demolishing it. However, a local NGO saved the 1950s complex in late 2018 and the Kurdistan Regional Government has dedicated millions of dollars to transform the area into a culture city. Talk about a new lease of life!
The film is currently unreleased but it recently announced its Scandinavian premiere at the Annual Copenhagen Film Festival in March, where it has been nominated for Best Short Thriller. It was also screened twice this month during the San Francisco Independent Film Festival. Yad Deen was kind enough to speak to us about Carga and his experience of shooting the film.