This week’s podcast features French director Arnaud Desplechin, whose Ismael’s Ghosts continues its theatrical run at the Film Society of Lincoln Center through this weekend. See showtimes here.

Featuring brilliant performances from Mathieu Amalric, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and Oscar-winner Marion Cotillard, the shape-shifting drama is about a filmmaker whose life is upended when his wife Carlotta returns after having disappeared twenty years earlier.

Listen to Desplechin discuss the film during its opening night below or click here to subscribe and listen to The Close-Up on iTunes.