Are We Really Ever in Control? w/ Cristi Puiu

Listen to our podcast conversation with Cristi Puiu, director of MMXX, from the 2023 San Sebastián International Film Festival.

TFV‘s Matt Micucci shares a conversation with Cristi Puiu, one of the trailblazers of the fabled Romanian New Wave, from the 2023 San Sebastián International Film Festival. The acclaimed director shared a portrait of the COVID era through a series of provocative fictional vignettes in his latest film, MMXX, presented in the festival’s official selection.

Puiu defies conventions and truly embraces the art of free-flowing dialogue. We’re really tearing up the script in this latest episode of the Showcast, which covers not only some of the main themes of MMXX but also such wide-ranging topics as the illusion of control and the filmmaker’s great admiration for Elvis Presley.

Showcast is a series of candid podcast conversations from film festivals and film markets, presented by The Film Verdict and hosted by Matt Micucci.

(Featured photo: Gari Garailade)

  • A poster of the 2024 AVP Summit, which took place in Reggio Calabria, Italy.
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