This week on the Film at Lincoln Center podcast, we’re featuring a special talk from the 59th New York Film Festival between filmmakers Mia Hansen-Løve & Joachim Trier.

With their respective NYFF59 Main Slate selections Bergman Island and The Worst Person in the World, Mia Hansen-Løve and Joachim Trier achieve new creative heights in their parallel trajectories as the preeminent European filmmakers of their generation. Both artists have spent the last 15 years interrogating, with great compassion, the moral and emotional crosscurrents that undergird human behavior, and their latest films refine these inquiries with an invigorating reflexive frankness.

The two writer-directors came together for a conversation about their influences and inspirations; their distinctively personal and philosophical approaches to cinematic storytelling; and the endlessly generative themes of romantic ambivalence and evolving self-knowledge that animate their new films.

Bergman Island is now playing in our theaters, click here for showtimes and tickets.

NYFF Talks are presented by HBO.

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