The Sins of the Patriarchy w/ Xavier Legrand and Marc-André Grondin

Listen to our podcast conversation with director Xavier Legrand and actor Marc-André Grondin about The Successor from the 2023 San Sebastián International Film Festival.

The latest episode of the Showcast is a candid conversation about The Successor, one of the most talked-about films from the official selection of the 2023 San Sebastián International Film Festival. Joining TFV‘s Matt Micucci are its director Xavier Legrand (already an award-winner at the 2017 Venice Film Festival with Custody) and its lead actor, Marc-André Grondin.

Briefly, the film explores a fashion designer’s life unravelling after his estranged father’s death. In this podcast, we speak with our guests about its critique of patriarchy and the theme of masculinity at large, and we also ask Legrand about his interest in flirting with genre techniques, most notably horror film conventions, to make a powerful statement.

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

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

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