Meet the Filmmakers: TORTELLINI
Interview with director Kevin T. Landry
Director Kevin T. Landry
Describe your film TORTELLINI in one sentence.
A tribute to the chaotic nature of storytelling.
If your film was an animal, what animal would it be?
An hyperactive weasel jumping from wall to wall, not knowing where it thinks it's really going.
Which filmmaker would you like to have a beer with?
Terry Gilliam, for sure. I'm presently reading his memoirs and the man has been through so much in both his life and his career, it's quite amazing he's still in the business. I find that he is the incarnation of resilience and he's always been a huge influence on my style.
What was the first film you remember seeing at a movie theater?
I think it was either "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" at the drive-in or "Home Alone 2" in a theater.
Scene from TORTELLINI
Which film deserved an Oscar but didn’t get one?
Definitely "The Master". It's Paul Thomas Anderson's masterpiece, has two of the best performances in modern day cinema and has probably one of the most well interpreted scenes in the past 10 years (the interrogation scene).
What would you be if you weren’t a filmmaker?
I would probably be a biology researcher. It was my initial career path, but a film making class in my senior year of high school changed all that.
What do your grandparents think you do as a job?
Both my grandmothers are actually really proud as far as I know (they live far away from Montreal, so we don't see each other much).
Is this your first visit to Munich? What do you expect from the festival?
Actually, a lot of past INIS students attended the festival in the past years and they only have good things to say, so I'm really excited to meet filmmakers from everywhere in the world and also to see how a german crowd may react to our comedy.