Editor’s Note: This interview has been republished in conjunction with the theatrical and the VOD release on February 27, 2015. It originally posted with the rest of our reviews and coverage at Fantastic Fest this past September.
Fantastic Fest is a festival where anything can happen. Further, while there, you can meet just about anyone including one-of-a-kind filmmakers like Nicolas Winding Refn. To calm your nerves, no, he wasn’t there promoting a new film (though he is working on one). In fact, this intense and uncompromising auteur is the subject of his wife’s film.
Directed by Liv Corfixen, My Life Directed By Nicolas Winding Refn is a very personal making-of documentary that recounts the struggles Refn had while shooting his highly divisive 2013 film Only God Forgives. Corfixen’s footage, a home video-turned-documentary, reveals an impossibly candid portrait of her husband (check out our FF review here – we loved it).
We got to sit with both Corfixen and Refn to discuss the intimate issues presented in the film, as well as the atmospheric score provided by regular Refn collaborator Cliff Martinez.
Directed by Liv Corfixen, Raduis plans to release My Life Directed By Nicolas Winding Refn this Fall.
Portrait of filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn during the filming and release of Only God Forgives (2013). Sept 30