Darryl Baker talks to Gabriela Marcinkova and Peter Morgan at the 55th BFI London Film Festival opening Premiere of 360
The Fan Carpet's Darryl Baker was lucky enough to be in attendance at the opening night gala of 360 and got to speak to some of the stars of the film as well as writer Peter Morgan.
Inspired by Arthur Schnitzler's classic La Ronde, screenwriter Peter Morgan and director Fernando Meirelles' 360 combines a modern and dynamic roundelay of stories into one, linking characters from different cities and countries in a vivid, suspenseful and deeply moving tale of love in the 21st century. Starting in Vienna, the film beautifully weaves through Paris, London, Bratislava, Rio, Denver and Phoenix into a single, mesmerising narrative.
When asked if it was challenging to make a film outside of her comfort zone, Gabriela Marcinkova said "Of course, yes my first international film, I'm still studying at school, so everything was new for me. When I was at first casting I knew about the film, I knew about Fernando, and then I searched on internet and saw Anthony Hopkins, Rachel Weisz, Jude Law and so on, I didn't believe it could happen and it did."
When asked if it was challenging writing a script that encompassed so many different nationalities and places, Peter Morgan replied "Yeah, it was challenging, I didn't have to learn those languages, I wrote it in English then we worked with translators, but a movie that moves as much as this does, I mean it moves through several maybe eight or nine different countries. So the important thing for me as a writer was to make sure the audience doesn't switch off and think 'I wanna be back with that guy over there', the important thing for me was to keep it suspenseful all the way through."
THE 55TH BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL RUNS FROM OCTOBER 12 - 27