Foreign filmmakers discuss craft
LOS ANGELES – The makers of three Golden Globe- and Oscar-nominated foreign films shared the secrets of their craft – and admiration for one another – at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s 10th annual Foreign Film Symposium.
Oscar-nominated Swedish filmmaker Lasse Hallstrom moderated the panel featuring “Kon-Tiki” directors Espen Sandberg and Joachim Roenning of Norway, “A Royal Affair” director Nikolaj Arcel of Denmark and Austrian director Michael Haneke, whose film “Amour” also earned Oscar nods for picture, director, actress and original screenplay this week. “It’s been a very good week,” Haneke said through an interpreter before Saturday’s symposium on the Los Angeles campus of Loyola Marymount University.
Asked which contemporary filmmakers they admire, the 40-year-old Arcel pointed to Haneke and said, “This guy.”
Sandberg, 41, and Roenning, 40, also said they’ve been inspired by their colleagues on stage.