Jerzy Skolimowski – director – 11 Minutes
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FRED’s Matt Micucci interviews the great Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski, whose film 11 MINUTES is in the main competition of the 72nd Venice Film Festival.
He talks with us about the challenge of the structure of the film, the story of which essentially takes place in eleven minutes, as the title suggests. He also talks about various approaches he used for the film, how he picked the many characters whose lives we follow and also briefly mentions the reason why he took a long break of seventeen years from making films, which also led him to dedicate more times to his other passion in life – painting.
11 MINUTES: A jealous husband out of control, his sexy actress wife, a sleazy Hollywood director, a reckless drug messenger, a disoriented young woman, an ex-con hot dog vendor, a troubled student on a mysterious mission, a high-rise window cleaner on an illicit break, an elderly sketch artist, a hectic paramedics team and a group of hungry nuns. A cross-section of contemporary urbanites whose lives and loves intertwine. They live in an unsure world where anything could happen at any time. An unexpected chain of events can seal many fates in a mere 11 minutes.