Monday, 11/13/2017

Meet the Filmmakers: MR. UNIVERSE

Interview with director Nimrod Itkin

Meet the Filmmakers: MR. UNIVERSE

Director Nimrod Itkin


Describe your film MR. UNIVERSE in three words.

Driver, Drinker, Romantic.

Which film was the first to deeply impress you?

The first movie of BATMAN, it was the end of the eighties. I was deeply impressed, mainly because it was the first time I saw an unanimated film in the cinema. But the first movie that really made me want to create movies was THE SHINING. Both of them with Jack Nicholson, my favorite actor by far.

Which actor or actress would you love to work with and why?

I would love to work with Danny DeVito. I think his look with the ability of making people laugh creates the versatility of the characters he plays. He seems like a fun and funny guy to work with.

 Scene from MR. UNIVERSE

If your film was an animal, what animal would it be?

Boar, defiantly boar.

What would you be if you weren’t a filmmaker?

Probably still working in our family business.

 Behind the scenes of MR. UNIVERSE

Is this your first visit to Munich? What do you expect from the festival?

Yes, it’s my first time here in Munich. I’m looking for my natural awakening, going out to drink beers and eat bacon, and then, of course, to go and watch movies.



  • This film will be screened in Program 8
  • Film School: Beit Berl College / Faculty of Arts, Israel