On this week’s episode of our podcast, we’re sharing a conversation with Greek filmmaker Athina Rachel Tsangari, whose new film Chevalier opens here at the Film Society this Friday. Subscribe to The Close-Up on iTunes so you never miss an episode. If you like what you hear, leave us a review!
Chevalier is an absurdist comedy about six men on a luxurious yacht trip in the Aegean Sea who engage in an increasingly ridiculous game of one-upmanship. The film had its U.S. Premiere at the 53rd New York Film Festival last fall where Tsangari was our 2015 Filmmaker in Residence, a program co-created with Jaeger-LeCoultre. During the festival she participated in one of our NYFF Live free talks, which are sponsored by HBO. In a wide-ranging conversation with Eric Kohn of Indiewire, she discussed her distaste for the label “Greek Weird Wave,” her working relationship with Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster), and her unique approach to directing actors.
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