This week on the Film at Lincoln Center podcast we’re featuring a conversation from the 49th New Directors/New Films with The Killing of Two Lovers director Robert Machoian and star Clayne Crawford.

After a startling opening image of extreme tension, first-time solo director Robert Machoian’s stark, slow-burn drama never quite goes where you expect. An evocative and atmospheric transmission from wintry Utah, The Killing of Two Lovers is a compact, economical portrait of a husband and father and a compassionate depiction of a family in crisis, which moves at the ominous pace of a thriller. The Killing of Two Lovers is now playing in select theaters.

Watch/listen to the discussion on the film below and don’t forget to subscribe on iTunesSpotify, or Stitcher for more filmmaker conversations.