Alba Rohrwacher and Director Saverio Costanzo Talk HUNGRY HEARTS, Incorporating Real-Life Experiences, the Awesome Opening Scene, and More

     September 18, 2014

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At this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, I landed an exclusive video interview with star Alba Rohrwacher and director Saverio Costanzo for their movie Hungry Hearts.  Also starring Adam Driver, the film is about a couple that meets, falls in love, has a child, and then covers what happens when they encounter a life or death circumstance.  While I’d love to go more into detail about what they encounter/have to deal with, I’m not sure how much the filmmakers want revealed, so I’ll just say some of the film plays out like a real-world horror film.

During the interview, Rohrwacher and Costanzo talked about the experience of going from the Venice Film Festival straight to TIFF, incorporating real-life experiences into the film, how the movie doesn’t judge specific lifestyles, how much of the script was set before filming, the awesome opening scene (which is an eight minute-long uninterrupted take), and more.  Hit the jump to watch.

Saverio Costanzo and Alba Rohrwacher Time Index:

  • :09 – Talk about going from the Venice Film Festival straight to TIFF.
  • 1:02 – Describe what the film is about. Tells the story of a woman who becomes obsessed with purifying her child.
  • 2:13 – Incorporating real-life experiences into the film. Costanzo says he’s met many radical people in his life, which made him fearful.
  • 4:07 – Talk about how the movie doesn’t judge specific lifestyles.
  • 4:55 – How much of the script was set in stone before going on set? Costanzo wanted to write a script that brings the audience in the middle of an action.
  • 7:48 – Talk about the 8-minute opening take and how funny it is.

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Alba Rohrwacher and Saverio Costanzo Hungry Hearts Interview

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