Anne Thompson offers an in-depth interview with director Cary Fukunaga and exclusive footage concerning his new feature for Netflix “Beasts of No Nation.” The piece for IndieWire touches on his work as writer/director/cinematographer on the highly-praised feature.
“This writer-director is serious,” writes Thompson. “We know he’s gifted–from grittily emotional border drama “Sin Nombre” and the gothic romance “Jane Eyre” with Wasikowska and Fassbender to “True Detective” Season One, with McConaughey and Harrelson. (Fukunaga had no input on Season Two; Pizzolatto wanted to run the show.) He’s a director who pushes past the ordinary toward excellence, and doesn’t seem to mind putting himself in difficult situations to do it. This $6 million movie has astonishing scale and scope for such a low-budget enterprise, including moving through towns with tons of detail and choreographed extras.”