In all of the Filipino filmmaker John Torres’ films, stories exist to fill a void that lost memories have left, and throughout them all, the fear lingers that the void will remain.
The idea is one of contingency. Everybody must feel that something has been missed, because electing one course of life precludes any other. But what in my case has been missed?
Cinema is usually built to show something that takes place within a space, but cinema can represent spaces themselves in the best way that you can think of.
One of the things you’re always looking for in documentaries is a way to allow the viewer in, not to have him just listen to a lecture.
The great Iranian director discusses his latest feature, Like Someone in Love.
Rivers’s movies take known worlds and then estrange them, encouraging us to create our own spaces beyond the frame.
I chose the mother-child relationship because I wanted to show that non-physical violence is very present in Iran, even in the most intimate relationships.