PODCAST: Listen to the full 2016 Berlinale Talents event titled “The Friendly Turn“, featuring directors Michel Franco and Gabriel Ripstein.
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We all love a good behind-the-scenes filmmaking “bromance”, especially when the collaborating friends complement each other as perfectly as Gabriel and Michel. Representatives of the hot new generation of Mexican cinema, they collaborate on each other’s films, swapping the hats of producer and director. Ripstein’s 600 Miles, which won the First Feature Award at last year’s Berlinale, was produced by Franco, and Franco’s Chronic, which competed for the Palme d’Or and won the award for Best Screenplay at Cannes in 2015, was produced by Ripstein. Focusing on the multifaceted nature of their professional relations, the duo discusses collaborative working in good times and in bad.