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Off Set 2018 TIFF Portrait Series: Maya

Off Set 2018 TIFF Portrait Series: Maya

In a creative spurt that will have given us give her seminal film Things to Come (review) in 2016, the TIFF world preemed Maya (2018) and Bergman Island (2019) in a breakneck pace of a film per 18 months, Mia Hansen-Løve came to Toronto with Roman Kolinka (who has become a three film in a row muse) and first time actress Aarshi Banerjee. This ode to Goa feels like a distant cousin of Michelangelo Antonioni’s The Passenger in terms of how it’s protagonist journalist embraces a change in identity while haphazardly being aided or guided by a young women. Here is our photo shoot with the trio.

Mia Hansen-Løve, MAYA / Photo © Marie France L’Ecuyer IONCINEMA

Aarshi Banerjee, MAYA / Photo © Marie France L’Ecuyer IONCINEMA

Roman Kolinka, MAYA / Photo © Marie France L’Ecuyer IONCINEMA


Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury 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 was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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