Sundance Interview: Blue Valentine Director Derek Cianfrance

February 2, 2010

Derek Cianfrance

Yesterday it was revealed that Blue Valentine was one of Brandon's and my favorite films of the Sundance Film Festival. After first seeing the film at its world premiere last week and being absolutely mesmerized, I walked out of the screening and immediately setup this interview. Brandon and I later both met with and talked with director Derek Cianfrance about the 12 years of work he put into making this film, his real life inspirations for the screenplay, and so much more. It's one of the most emotional interviews we've ever done and one of the best as well. There are no spoilers, but we talk about a lot of great things, so check this out!

Watch our Sundance interview with director Derek Cianfrance:

From the Sundance guide: "Moving fluidly between these two time periods, Blue Valentine unfolds like a cinematic duet whose refrain asks, where did their love go? Framing the film as a mystery whose answer lies scattered in time (and in character), filmmaker Derek Cianfrance constructs an elegant set of dualities: past and present, youth and adulthood, vitality and entropy. The rigor of his process is visible throughout the film. Eliminating artificial devices, he has only the truth of the characters to work with." For those looking forward to Blue Valentine, was acquired by The Weinstein Company and will eventually arrive in theaters.

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Reader Feedback - 2 Comments


He looks a LOT like Ryan Gosling in this picture!

Issa Rae on Feb 2, 2010


Interesting stuff -- I love how he describes his motivation behind the story. Can't wait to see it!

MJ on Feb 3, 2010

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