Two patrician debaters pull no punches. A talk with the directors of BEST OF ENEMIES.
‘There’s only one scene in the whole film that required actual hands-on physical violence.’
Leacock: ‘That’s what is important. It’s primary. We never told anybody what to do.’
‘In fifteen minutes, I saw that filmmaking was what I was going to do for the rest of my life.’
Pennebaker: ‘It’s backstage, which is where you always would like to be….’
Ulrike Zimmerman: ‘People are afraid of female sexuality. Everyone. Even the women themselves.’
Sean Baker: ‘For me, the ultimate sin is mediocrity. ‘
Atom Egoyan on the 1990s film that foreshadowed his storied career.
‘The things that are important to us at seventeen define us for our whole lives.’
‘I’m inspired by painting history.’