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Interview: Janicza Bravo & Brett Gelman (Lemon)

Janicza Bravo Gelman Lemon Interview

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Interview: Janicza Bravo & Brett Gelman (Lemon)

Interview: Janicza Bravo & Brett Gelman (Lemon)

I’ve been a fan of her work since being exposed to her gleefully sardonic award-winning short film Gregory Go Boom at Sundance back in 2014. Fast-forward three years, Janicza Bravo unveiled Lemon in Park City back in January. I had the chance to sit down with Bravo and creative/real-life partner Brett Gelman and dig into Gelman’s character of Isaac, how he embodied the character, the five year preparation process and Bravo’s strong visual choices and how theatre and photography contribute to her overall aesthetic. Hands down, one of the best American independent filmmaking debut films of 2017, Magnolia Pictures releases the film theatrically on August 18th. Here is my interview:

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at IONCINEMA.com (founded in 2000). Eric splits his time between his home base in Montreal, NYC, and is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. Top 3 from 2016: Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt), Things to Come (Mia Hansen-Løve), Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade)

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