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Interview: Antonio Campos (Simon Killer)

If Afterschool taught us to keep our teens within arm’s length reach, Antonio Campos’ latest film could serve as a public service announcement that the grip could be tighter. A lone wolf slices thru nocturnal dwellings of a Paris-scape, and as we know it, the postcard version of the City of Lights turns to muck. Much like his debut, Simon Killer (Sundance ’12) is sure to divide audiences, and this may have to do with how the film’s protagonist (brilliantly played by Brady Corbet) is fleshed out – the aud’s rapport with the character matures as the Simon mutates and potentially becomes shades of his former self. It was an exhausted and under the weather Campos I met back in Park City back in 2012 and among the items we discussed were the aesthetic choices that add to the sensorial experience, the insertion of LCD’s Dance Yrself Clean, visual template of the film and creating the character of Simon with Corbet. IFC Films opens the film on April 5th.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric 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. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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