Tuesday, December 5, 2023

The Next Best Picture Podcast – Interview With “Occupied City” Director Steve McQueen & Producer Bianca Stigter

Occupied City” had its world premiere at the Cannes International Film Festival, where it received positive reviews for its striking vision from Academy Award-winning filmmaker Steve McQueen (“12 Years A Slave“) as he and his producing partner (and real-life partner) Bianca Stigter (“Three Minutes: A Lengthening”) adapted her picture book “Atlas of an Occupied City, Amsterdam 1940-1945” during COIVD and shot on location in Amsterdam. The 262-minute long film was further screened at the Telluride Film Festival and the New York Film Festival (which is where this interview took place) and will be released by A24 theatrically this Christmas. McQueen and Stigter were kind enough to spend some time talking with me about the film, which has now been nominated for three Critics Choice Documentary Awards, including Best Historical Documentary, Best Director, and Best Cinematography. Please be sure to take a listen and check out the film, which will be playing in limited release on December 25th from A24. Thank you, and enjoy!

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Matt Neglia
Matt Negliahttps://nextbestpicture.com/
Obsessed about the Oscars, Criterion Collection and all things film 24/7. Critics Choice Member.

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