Cannes Interview: Agora Director Alejandro Amenábar
by Alex Billington
May 26, 2009
When I stepped out of Agora at Cannes last week, I knew I needed to talk with director Alejandro Amenabar. While the performances were great, it was the production design and the directing that was really one of the best parts of Agora. I had so much to ask him regarding taking on such an ambitious project, how much research and work went into it, and more. Luckily I was given the chance to sit down with Amenabar for 15 or so minutes on the Croisette in Cannes to talk about Agora. Not only did we cover a lot of ground, but a special guests shows up at the very end to put a cap on it all. Watch and enjoy!
Watch my interview with Agora writer/director Alejandro Amenábar:
This interview was shot using my Flip Mino camera. You might have noticed that there was a moment where some music starts and it later cuts and there is no music - that's because Alejandro actually went out and yelled at them (but you didn't need to see that). And the interview ended right after Rachel Weisz showed up anyway, so there's not much after. Anyway, keep on the look out for Agora, which should be picked up soon and will probably be in theaters by the end of the year. It's obvious that Amenabar is highly influence by sci-fi, as he mentions at the end, which is why this has an astronomy based plot. Stay tuned!