Meet the Filmmakers: THE BEETLE AT THE END OF THE STREET
Interview with director Joan Vives
Director Joan Vives
Write a one-sentence teaser text for your film THE BEETLE AT THE END OF THE STREET.
One's last week of life must be fully enjoyed.
Which film was the first to deeply impress you?
The first film to deeply impress me was "Pinocchio" (Ben Sharpsteen, Hamilton Luske). I was very little when I first saw it, but it had something that really grabbed me. The juxtaposition of fairytale imagery with obscure sequences really gave me the shivers.
A new TV series about studying film needs a title – which would you choose?
"The Brave Ones"
Which actor or actress would you love to work with and why?
I would absolutely like to work with Isabelle Huppert. I think she has a great talent, and I appreciate her work with directors such as Michael Haneke or Hong Sang Soo. A male actor I would love to work with would be Javier Bardem, because of his versatility as an actor and his kind of rude manner.
Scene from THE BEETLE AT THE END OF THE STREET
If your film was an animal, what animal would it be?
An elephant, because they are fully aware of the moment in which they will die, and travel to their cemetery voluntarily.
What do your grandparents think you do as a job?
My grandad thinks that I am a great director, and he is very proud of me - I guess because he appears as an actor in my films.
What would you be if you weren’t a filmmaker?
I would probably be a filmschool teacher.
Is this your first visit to Munich? What do you expect from the city and the festival?
Yes, this is my first time in Munich. I have seen many images of the city, and I am very excited about going there. I expect to meet very nice people and share different experiences about filmmaking which will probably make me a better filmmaker.
- This film will be screened in Program 5
- Film School: ESCAC, Cinema and Audiovisual School of Catalonia