A RABBIT'S FOOT is the only classic, independent film journal on the English-language market. Unlike mainstream film magazines which are defined by a cyclical nature, the stories in A RABBIT'S FOOT are timeless. Printed quarterly and arranged around a unique motif (from French cinema to Political film), our publication offers an insider's look into the world cinema and visual arts through an everchanging portal. Featuring intimate, conversational interviews from the likes of Wes Anderson, Ken Loach, Nadine Labaki, Paolo Sorrentino, Darren Aronofsky, Alice Diop, Oliver Stone, Ai Weiwei, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and many more, alongside rare archival photography—we feel that A RABBIT'S FOOT offers valuable, inspiring insight for any student or industry worker interested in the art of moving image.
A RABBIT’S FOOT: ISSUE 5
A Rabbit’s Foot’s fifth issue: Journeys is finally launching this September. As the only long-read film journal in the English language, the next instalment continues to bring our readers the same, high value in-depth conversations with the greatest artists in cinema, complemented with original, unseen photography, and art-direction from Broad Peak Studio.
What can you expect from Issue 5? Focusing on the internal and external creative journeys, we put the spotlight on the filmmakers and actors who have sought new frontiers of expression. From the academy-award winning Alfonso Cuarón, who welcomed us into his home to talk about the directing process, to Alicia Vikander, who explains the power of dance as a performer, Peter Weir, on the underseen, underrated romance The Year of Living Dangerously, and the great Wim Wenders, the pioneer of New German Cinema, who shares untold stories about his career and the importance of urgency when making art—all shared alongside selected photographs from his life on the road.
There are new faces, too. The emergence of Celine Song (Past Lives), Emma Seligman (Bottoms), and Davy Chou (Return to Seoul) has informed separate long-read interviews in our New Visions section, giving readers the opportunity to learn more about the next generation of filmmakers in conversation, at this point in their careers.
Molly Manning Walker, whose movie How to Have Sex won the Un Certain Regard award at Cannes joins us for an exclusive photoshoot with Magnum photographer Lúa Ribeira, shot in East London with her all-female football team Baby City FC. And for the first time, master filmmaker Paul Schrader talks about how he found the role of Iris in Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver.
Jonathan Becker paints an intimate story of his relationship with the photography titan Brassaï, and film essayist Peter Bradshaw observes the colourful, difficult relationship between Werner Herzog and Klaus Kinski on the classic Fitzcarraldo.
As ever, we look beyond the silver screen too. Our music section includes conversations with soul singer Snoh Aalegra and the cult Brazilian artist Renata Rosa, while we turn the page with historian Peter Frankopan and an essay on the excessive life of Tennessee Williams for our literature chapter.
Issue 5 of A Rabbit’s Foot remains an independently-published, collectible piece of cinema heritage—surviving outside of cycles, and preserving conversations and confessions with the most important artists, to be read over and again, and to offer guidance, humour, and wisdom whenever our readers flick through the pages.
Launching alongside the fifth issue is a new, convenient way to discover the deepest insights from important creatives across film, art and culture. By subscribing to the ‘In Their Own Words’ newsletter, readers can expect to receive weekly updates on the inner-workings of the greatest artists—in their own words.