The filmmakers’ Q&A: Adam Low

Documentary filmmaker Adam Low of the United Kingdom

You already know who’s coming to the trinidad+tobago film festival/09. Now get to know a little bit more about our guests, with this series of filmmakers’ Q&As.; We begin with British documentary filmmaker Adam Low, who will be here for the screening of his documentary about famed Indian director Satyajit Ray, The Cinema of Satyajit Ray. Last year, Low was here for the screening of a documentary he made about VS Naipaul.

What was the first film you remember seeing?

South Pacific.

What was the most recent film you saw?

District 9.

What can documentaries do that fiction films cannot?

Show you the real world.

Have you ever walked out of a film screening?

Many times–for example, Oliver Stone’s Platoon.

What’s the best piece of filmmaking advice anyone’s ever given you?

“Remember it’s only a film.”

What’s the worst piece of filmmaking advice anyone’s ever given you?

“Everything cuts together.”

What film have you seen more than any other?

The Seven Samurai.

If you could go back in time and be a part of any particular period in cinema, what would it be?

The 1950s.

Have you ever cried during a film?

Of course–mainly in animal movies.

Can filmmaking change the world?

It can always try.

Date: Tue 08 Sep, 2009
Category: ttff news and features

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