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Video Interview: Krzysztof Zanussi (Foreign Body) – 2014 Toronto Int. Film Festival

We sat down with Polish director Krzysztof Zanussi at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival after the premiere of his new film, Foreign Body. Zanussi, who has been directing features since the late 1960s and is well into his seventies, remains incredibly busy as a filmmaker while also continuing to teach at the European Graduate School and as a professor at Silesian University. Tending to favor varied, diverse casts and setting them in narratives outside of their own native lands, his latest, as the title suggests, is no exception. The director speaks about his busy schedule, his wish to convey the current state of affairs in Poland, as well as his lengthy collaboration with composer Wojciech Kilar, who passed away not long after production. Here’s my sitdown.

Los Angeles based Nicholas Bell is's Chief Film Critic and covers film festivals such as Sundance, Berlin, Cannes and TIFF. He is part of the critic groups on Rotten Tomatoes, The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS) and GALECA. His top 3 for 2021: France (Bruno Dumont), Passing (Rebecca Hall) and Nightmare Alley (Guillermo Del Toro). He was a jury member at the 2019 Cleveland International Film Festival.

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