Friday, 28 June 2013

Interview with Director Zal Batmanglij

Zal Batmanglij and his writing partner, Brit Marling, look to be promising filmmakers on the indie circuit. Zal and Brit’s debut was the wonderfully challenging and original Sound of My Voice, directed by Zal and starring Brit as a cult leader who claims to have traveled back in time. It is a great film, one that made my top 10 of 2012 – check it out if you haven’t seen it yet. Their new film is The East, a political thriller which sees Brit infiltrate an anarchist group, with a cast including Ellen Page, Alexander Skarsgård and Patricia Clarkson. Zal and I spoke about what inspired his past two films, his and Brit’s creative process and if the studios have been knocking on his door yet.

My Zal Batmanglij interview on Cinema Sauce.