On Day 6 of our New York Film Festival daily podcast, Eugene Hernandez, FLC’s Deputy Director and Co-Publisher of Film Comment, is joined by Israeli director Nadav Lapid to discuss the experience of film festivals, protecting cinema, and two recent favorite films: Bacurau and Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood.

Then we go to last night’s NYFF Live discussion with Lapid, moderated by FLC programmer Dan Sullivan, in which they explore his Main Slate selection and Golden Bear winner Synonyms, which will open at Film at Lincoln Center on October 25. They discuss the personal history of both the basis of the narrative and the filmmaking process, as well as creating a space for spontaneity and the importance of language.

Watch/listen below or subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, or Stitcher. The 57th NYFF continues through October 13! See all available tickets here.