Toronto Video Interview: Rodrigo Cortés - Director of 'Buried'
by Alex Billington
September 23, 2010
I first saw the buried alive thriller Buried (watch the trailer), starring Ryan Reynolds (and only him) at the Sundance Film Festival in January, where I called it one of my favorite films of the fest. I tried to interview director Rodrigo Cortés at Sundance, but Lionsgate canceled all interviews with him, so now nine months have passed and I finally had the chance to sit down with Cortés for an interview about Buried in Toronto. I've been waiting to talk with him since January, so we covered a lot of different topics, from the concept to shooting in coffins to working with Ryan Reynolds and much more. One of my all-time favorite interviews!
Watch my full interview recorded in Toronto with Buried director Rodrigo Cortés:
Don't forget that while Rodrigo Cortés is the brilliant Spanish filmmaker who actually decided to take on the impossible task of shooting this movie with Ryan Reynolds, the thrilling screenplay behind it was written by Chris Sparling. It's still one of my favorite films of the year and I'm not the only one who enjoyed it - Ethan recently posted a glowing review of Buried as well. I'm so glad I got to chat with Cortés as I had quite a bit to ask and he gave some fantastic answers, which I'm happy that I can in turn share with all of you guys. He is definitely a filmmaker whose career I'll be following closely. Be sure to see Buried in theaters when you can!
Lionsgate is bringing Cortés' Buried to limited theaters tomorrow, with a wider expansion on October 8th.