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Video Interview: Julie Schroell – River Tales | Intl. Feature Film Entry for the 93rd Academy Awards

Luxembourg’s official submission for the ‘Best International Feature’ category at the 93rd Academy Awards in 2021 is Julie Schroell’s directorial debut River Tales, a documentary set in Nicaragua and focusing on a timely depiction of government corruption and colonialist tendencies regarding the region’s interoceanic passage. In my interview, Schroell touches upon the difficulty in making the years’ long feature, the connections with local members of the film community and her eventual plans to return to the region.

Los Angeles based Nicholas Bell is IONCINEMA.com's Chief Film Critic and covers film festivals such as Sundance, Berlin, Cannes and TIFF. He is part of the critic groups on Rotten Tomatoes, The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA), FIPRESCI, the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS) and GALECA. His top 3 for 2023: The Beast (Bonello) Poor Things (Lanthimos), Master Gardener (Schrader). He was a jury member at the 2019 Cleveland International Film Festival.

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