Q&A with Wes Anderson, Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori

Talk about the inspiration for this piece.
Anderson: There’s this writer Stefan Zweig, who I had never heard of up until six or seven years ago. I read “Beware of Pity” – which I loved – and I thought about trying to adapt this book. But then I read more of his fiction and I kind of liked many of the pieces, and then his memoir, “The World of Yesterday,” ended up inspiring the whole setting of the movie. So I ultimately decided to do something Zweig-like, instead of adapting only one of them.

Q&A with Alexander Payne

Most of your films are connected to specific real-world locations. How did you approach this film where you created the place of Leisure Land?
Alexander Payne: Well it’s simply what the screenplay required.

Grand Canal – Directed by Johnny Ma

A Greek Tragedy told in a Chinese pop song, Grand Canal depicts the tragic events of a boat captain trying to collect a debt to save his fleet of boats, as remembered by his ten year old son.