INTERVIEW. After cutting his teeth as a filmmaker with a series of acclaimed documentaries for the BBC during the 1990s, Pawel Pawlikowski (born 1957) was named Most Promising Newcomer by BAFTA for his feature début Last Resort (2000); the follow-up, My Summer of Love (2004), won the BAFTA award for Best British Film of the Year. But neither picture felt obviously British, since each reflected a border-zone existence (literal or figurative) in a sometimes beautiful, sometimes horrific country. Indeed, both of these films are imbued with the sometimes wry, often sardonic spirit of the Czech New Wave of the 1960s; accordingly, each is less a convoluted narrative than a fable-like character study more preoccupied with the “unrepeatable” moments offered by idiosyncratic actors than with the idolization of glamorous stars.
FEATURE. ”Fortællingen om en mand, der redder verden fra atomkrig, men ikke kan redde sin egen familie fascinerede mig meget”. Peter Anthony har med den bodil- og Robert vindende The Man Who Saved the World, begået en bemærkelsesværdig dokumentar. I dette interview fortæller han om formmæssige valg og overvejelser i løbet af de 10 år, det tog at lave filmen.