“INCENDIES” | co-writer-director, Denis Villeneuve
[PREMIERE SCREENING: Friday, Jan. 21, 2:15 pm — Prospector Square Theatre]
Each film experience brings is own demon. Time was something I couldn’t afford on Incendies. I had the strong impression to destroy the script each shooting day. I was so angry one morning that I began to sabotage a sequence. Suddenly, on that precise moment, I realized, astonished, that I was making a film about how to stop anger’s cycles while being angry like a grizzly. I remember then, laughing a lot about myself, alone, on the Abu Zaytoun Hills, finding myself so childish. And I reshot the sequence. About filmmaking, there’s always a deep intimate combat with the subject itself.