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Video Interview: Sean Durkin – The Nest

One of the hallmark signature hallmarks found in Durkinian cinema is the ability to capture the psychology of his characters through their inaction. This momentary paralysis is the beginning point to deciding one’s flight path. In Sean Durkin‘s long-awaited follow up to his directorial debut Martha Marcy May Marlene (the 4-part series Southcliffe was released in 2013) power and greed can sow discord in any Fortune 500 company, but what happens when it truly hits home and becomes weaponized. Set during the Margaret Thatcher era, The Nest features Jude Law and Carrie Coon as a couple stuck in a slipstream where their roles of husband-wife / patriarch-matriarch will be depreciated by the promise of a unrealistic future. I sat down with Sean Durkin at the Sundance Film Festival to discuss Rory and Allison in more depth. IFC Films release the film this Friday, September 18th.

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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