"It was clear the situation was going to explode. I was moving around from place to place shouting in Hebrew 'Don’t shoot! There are Israelis!' and luckily no one was shot."
The Film Society Program Director and ND/NF Selection Committee Member takes us behind the scenes in a candid chat about New Directors/New Films 2012, his approach to working collaboratively, and the benefits of staying small.
"I think the entire process is the greatest thing in the world. I hope I get to make more movies and I hope I don't lose that feeling."
"I would describe The Room in five words: doll, love reverie, sex and pain."
What would you be doing if you weren't making films? "Maybe a painter or a writer, probably unemployed."
"The main rule is: making the movie is a “work in progress” till the last day — never stop digging to find the most valuable form or truth."
"I discovered that I really really want to become a father!"
Our exclusive interview with Rajendra Roy, Laurence Kardish and Jytte Jensen of the festival's Selection Committee has some great tidbits from ND/NF's 40-year history and will point you in the direction of some not-to-be-missed films from this year's lineup!
"The first time we rehearsed, I saw all these people in costumes shouting and spitting on the girl. Reality and fiction became confused. The whole day was very hard."