May 9, 2021
EPISODE 113 - LÁSZLÓ NEMES - Director
Team Deakins speaks with László Nemes, director of SON OF SAUL
and SUNSET, in this episode. He speaks of what he learned from the
Hungarian film director Béla Tarr and why he doesn’t believe in
film schools, feeling it doesn’t create curiosity among students.
He shares the difficulty of setting up the film, Son of Saul, and
how it finally was financed. He speaks of the value of state
sponsorship of movies and being able to make films that have to
compromise greatly. We learn about his relationship with his DP,
Mátyás Erdély, and how they work together. It’s a fascinating
discussion with a passionate filmmaker!
RECOMMENDED EPISODE VIEWING: Son of Saul