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Jacques Audiard, John C. Reilly – The Sisters Brothers #Venezia75

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A western in English for Jacques Audiard.

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PODCAST| Chiara Nicoletti interviews Jacques Audiard and John C. Reilly, diector and actor of the film The Sisters Brothers.

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The Sisters Brothers represents a series of first times for director Jacques Audiard. It is his first film in English, it is his first western and it is the first time the initial idea doesn’t come from him but from one of the two protagonists, John C. Reilly and his wife who proposed him to direct the adaptation of Patrick De Wit’s novel on the big screen. The Sisters Brothers is in competition at the 75th Venice Film Festival and that’s a first time as well considering that Audiard has always presented his film at the Festival de Cannes. The director along with John C. Reilly describe how they found the right balance between the classical elements of the western genre and a story that it’s about broitherhood, family as it depicts two brothers (Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix) and their relationship.

The Sisters Brothers: Charlie and Eli Sisters live in a wild and hostile world. They have blood on their hands: the blood of criminals and innocent people alike… They have no scruples about killing. It’s their job. Charlie, the younger brother, was born to kill. Eli, however, dreams of living a normal life. They are hired by the Commodore to find and kill a man. From Oregon to California, a ruthless hunt begins, an initiatory journey that will test this insane bond between the two brothers. A path that leads to their humanity?

To discover more about the film, click here.

  • Reporter
    Chiara Nicoletti
  • Guest
    Jacques Audiard / John C. Reilly
  • Interviewee role
    Director / Actor
  • Film title
    The Sisters Brothers
  • Festival section
    Venezia 75
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