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.