We were happy to have director Garth Davis make his New York Film Festival debut with the world premiere of Foe, a Spotlight selection of this year’s festival, which he recently discussed with NYFF Main Slate committee member Florence Almozini.

In the year 2065, a married midwestern couple, Hen (Saoirse Ronan) and Junior (Paul Mescal), live in Junior’s weather-beaten ancestral farmhouse. Their relationship seems to be on ground as unsolid as the expansive, desolate landscape that surrounds them, parched and mottled by decades of climate change. One night, a stranger (Aaron Pierre) arrives at their door with a surprising proposal, offering them the chance to change their own futures and perhaps alter the course of human existence. In this superbly rendered, sensationally acted science-fiction drama, adapted from the acclaimed novel by Iain Reid, director Garth Davis (Lion) brilliantly toys with viewers’ perceptions while interrogating essential questions of our time about environmental apocalypse and the rise of artificial intelligence, building in emotional intensity to a devastating climax. An Amazon Studios release.

Listen to the conversation with Davis below. Don’t forget to mark your calendars: Foe opens in theaters this Friday, October 6. Tickets to the New York Film Festival are moving fast! Get up-to-date information on all available tickets on a daily basis by clicking here.