The following questions and answers are excerpted from a conversation that followed the NBR screening of Flee. How long have you known Amin? What was it like to hear the truth about his background? Jonas Poher Rasmussen: I’ve known him for twenty-five years. I grew up in this very small village in Denmark, with like 400 […]
Do you think Nicolas Cage’s casting creates an expectation with the film? And if so, did you intentionally subvert those expectations in any way?
I think it does create an expectation. Certainly, people have certain types of films that they associate with Nic Cage. But we never set out to subvert anything
How did you arrive at the very specific tone of the film?
Adam McKay: It was always going to have comedic elements to it. But in the editing process, the tone was very tricky.
The following questions and answers are excerpted from a conversation that followed the NBR screening of A Hero. What was your writing process like, as this idea has been with you for a while? Asghar Farhadi: When I was developing the concept of this idea in my head as a student, I was never thinking about […]
You did almost all of the work on this film— what was that experience like?
Jessica Kingdon: I did have a close cinematographer, Nathan Truesdell, and we shot it together. But, yeah, it was very much a film that was coming out of my own mind.