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Zazie Beetz, Emma Tillinger Koskoff – Joker #Venezia76

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Finding empathy in a mean Gotham City.

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PODCAST | Chiara Nicoletti interviews Zazie Beetz and Emma Tillinger Koskoff, actress and producer of the film Joker.

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Zazie Beetz plays Sophie, the single mom of a 5 year old girl in Todd Philips’ Joker, in competition at the 76th Venice Film Festival. in the life of Arthur Fleck aka Joker, played by Joaquin Phoenix, she represents a chance of empathy in a world, of Gotham City, that lacks one. For Emma Tillinger, this is the first time producing a comic book film but she has always considered Joker as an exploration of the human mind as it stands halfway between a blockbuster and a arthouse film.

Joker centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone fictional story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck, who is indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, is of a man struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society. A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night… but finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events in this gritty character study.

  • Reporter
    Chiara Nicoletti
  • Guest
    Zazie Beetz / Emma Tillinger Koskoff
  • Interviewee role
    Actress / Producer
  • Film title
    Joker
  • Festival section
    Competition
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