Meet the Filmmakers: PISTOLEROS
Interview with director Karin Becker
Director Karin Becker
What is the teaser text for your film PISTOLEROS?
In the former coulisse of „Once Upon a Time in the West“ at the bottom of the spanish Sierra Nevada, a palmful of cowboys awaits tourists and speaks about the golden past. Only the youngest among them doesn’t want to be a gunslinger any more, he dreams of a better life in Romania.
What is the original idea of your film – how did it all start?
Aline László, cinematographer and co-director of the movie, got to know the western village during another shoot. She told us about it, describing it as an empty place, where after two hours of nothingness suddenly a cowboy jumps out of a window.
Scene from PISTOLEROS
What was your highlight during the process of filmmaking?
When we finally succeeded in convincing the owner of the western village to allow us to shoot on his property by doing an interview with him, asking him, if he was afraid of anything and if he believed in god. The next day he went to the hairdresser’s.