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Wednesday, 11/8/2017

Meet the Filmmakers: YOU USUALLY LEAVE ME

Interview with director Leandro "Lioh" Navarro

Meet the Filmmakers: YOU USUALLY LEAVE ME

Director Leandro Navarro

 

Describe your film YOU USUALLY LEAVE ME in three words.

Leave, perspective, family.

Which film was the first to deeply impress you?

IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE

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

Shane Carruth, when I see Shane acting, I see him in a frame. He transmits nostalgia, transcendence. He is not just sitting, he is wondering and asking questions.

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

A slippery cat, that, when you look at it, paralyzes you.

 Scene from YOU USUALLY LEAVE ME

What do your grandparents think you do as a job?

I believe that my grandparents, who already passed away, would love to see me making novelas for television. In Latin America television novelas are highly valued and are topics of daily conversation. The lives of those fictional people, who are spoken of as if they were friends, are on television Monday through Friday - and there is even a summary of one hour on Saturdays: five hours in one hour.

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

I was facing the decision of whether to be a filmmaker or live in an ecovillage far from the city, meditate, eat vegetables, love, read and - without a doubt - have a movie projector and a movie club.


Scene from YOU USUALLY LEAVE ME


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

I hope to find out about the visions of other filmmakers from around the world, but above all to get to know them. To see how people show a moment of life on film and how their films communicate a part of their life, visions and experiences. It's my first time in Munich and Europe. I think that perhaps while being in Munich - or long after - I will find something inside me, influenced by other people, streets, buildings and ways of looking at the sky.

 

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  • This film will be screened in Program 3
  • Film School: ENC, National Film School Venezuela
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