Cosmo Jarvis, Dela Meskienyar – Funny Face #Berlinale2020

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Cosmo Jarvis and Dela Meskienyar talk about their roles and their performances in Tim Sutton’s Funny Face.

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PODCAST | Angelo Acerbi interviews Cosmo Jarvis and Dela Meskienyar, actors of the film Funny Face.

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Through this chat with the lead actors of Funny Face, we get the real and deeper meaning of the film and the effects of the creative process the director applied in shooting the film. Two nice people, passionate and committed, Cosmo Jarvis and Dela Meskienyar discuss with Angelo Acerbi their performances in Funny Face, at Berlinale 70.

Funny Face: What does romance look like in times of housing insecurity and shocking, widening wealth gaps? In a Brooklyn threatened by disfigurement as a result of real estate speculation, two young people meet in a late-night bodega. Saul and Zama are two orphans of unchecked capitalism brought together by circumstance, who thrive in spite of their differences and bring each other solace. Meanwhile, up in his ivory tower, the rich man responsible for their predicament struggles to find reasons to smile. This film takes a central, complex social issue – urban development and gentrification – and turns it into a universal metaphor for survival in times of displacement. Director Tim Sutton delicately explores how, in today’s “real” world, being a superhero means being able to recognise beauty and how, if it is truly impossible to defeat the oppressive greed of the powerful, we can at least help each other to survive it. In this way Funny Face is, without doubt, a very modern romantic tale.

To discover more about the film, click here.


  • Reporter
    Angelo Acerbi
  • Guest
    Cosmo Jarvis, Dela Meskienyar
  • Interviewee role
  • Film title
    Funny Face
  • Festival section
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