Sundance Interview: Directors Jay & Mark Duplass on Cyrus

January 27, 2010

Jay & Mark Duplass

Jay and Mark Duplass are no strangers to the Sundance Film Festival. In fact, they're pretty much family, having premiered multiple shorts and feature films at the festival over the years. They've returned this year with their first studio feature, Cyrus, starring John C. Reilly, Jonah Hill, and Marisa Tomei. Brandon and I both saw the film at its world premiere and enjoyed it (watch our video review). A few days ago I caught up with Jay & Mark Duplass for a chat about their new film and their filmmaking process in general, since the ways these guys shoot their films is unlike anyone else out there. Anyway, check out the interview below!

Watch our Sundance interview with directors Jay & Mark Duplass:

Some commentary from the Sundance guide about this particular film: "Cyrus becomes a dark, poignant, sometimes hilarious war dance as Molly, Cyrus, and John walk the line between creepy and sympathetic. Each member of this awkward triangle teeters somewhere between bare honesty and furtive manipulation as he or she lets loose all manner of dysfunctionality. The excruciating, delightful fun is seeing where the boundaries ultimately land." Cyrus is being distributed by Fox Searchlight later this year. Watch the trailer for it here. It does not have a release date yet, but I expect it to hit in summer or fall. Stay tuned for more!

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