Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Interview: Sydney Film Festival Director Nashen Moodley

Graffiti With Punctuation would like to thank Nashen Moodley, the Festival Director of the Sydney Film Festival, now in his second year following a cracking line-up last year, for taking the time to chat with us and extend warm congratulations on the preview announcement of this year’s exciting lineup.

AB: It is fantastic to see Park Chan-wook’s neo-gothic thriller Stoker amongst the lineup. I know a lot of people who had their fingers crossed hoping they would get the chance to see it. Have you met Park by any chance and do you know what it was about this story that inspired him to make his first English language film?

NM: I am a big fan of his work. Joint Security Area is a masterpiece, and Oldboy and Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance are great films. I believe he was approached to direct. There was a lot of excitement about the script when it was pitched, and he agreed to come on board.

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