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Filmmaker Darren Aronofsky was a special guest at 12th Marrakech International Film Festival where his masterclass was one of the main attractions of the fest. Some of us got time to sit down with him and talk about his films, characters, reviews, how he works and his thought process. Click on the play button and enjoy!

For pointers on specific topics, you can follow the time code given after the audio file.

at the start – on Sandy and Noah‘s shoot

02:44 – Taking to Twitter. My friend Louis C.K.

04:13 – Studios reaction on giving out film details on Twitter

– The studio was bit nervous but i get the idea about teasing people and still not giving away too much.

05:30 – On Noah. His filmography, ideas.

– The first film I pitched after Pi was Noah.

– All these ideas come from before i was making films. In fact this is my fear I feel I’m running out of ideas!

06:37 – Making a movie with Mickey Rourke. Girls. Phone numbers.

09:00 – On bollywood, Hindi films, Bandit Queen, Sholay

11:55 – From zero budget indies to big budgets Studio films

– Every film i have done up to this time, nobody wanted to make it except me.

13:20 – Animals, Water, Life Of Pi

14:37 – Superhero films

16:00 – Characters in dark territory, uncomfortable feeling, Happy endings

– So you drive your characters made. DA – Fair enough.

17:14 – Comedies? Did four shorts in film school. Two comedies.

18:15 – Mad people. Over the edge.

– Classical Hollywood happy ending never made sense to me.

20:55 -Looking back at your films and finding flaws

– Never look at your films, it’s kind of like masturbation.

– I watched Requiem for A Dream and I couldn’t recognize the person who had made it. It was surely a different person.

22:50 – Reviews, Criticism. Unromantic reviewer at Variety.

– when I meet her, it won’t be a good day.

26:40 – HBO series Hobgoblin

We have been thinking about starting a Podcast for a long time. And the excuses were many and like all other excuses, quite silly too. Finally, a bunch of us got together, got drunk and recorded a podcast khichdi-cast where about 10 people were raving, ranting and shouting at the same time. We discussed Sudhish Kamath’s film Good Night Good Morning, the angry post that he wrote, indie filmmaking and other such stuff. But blame it again on logistics that we still don’t have the access to the audio files. Hopefully we will sort out in a day or two.

I recently saw the marathi film Shala. It’s the directorial debut of 25 year old Sujay Dahake. Wrote a post on it and thought why not start a formal podcast with him. If you still haven’t seen the film, do watch it.

The idea of the podcast is to put focus on those films and people who don’t get much space in the mainstream media and to discover their stories.

Do tune in and let us know your honest feedback. Good, bad, fugly – everything is welcome. The audio quality is not that great and hopefully we will find a better solution soon.

You can listen here or click here to go the soundcloud page to have a better view.

You can directly jump to specific time codes if you want to skip other questions.

0:55 – Background. Cinema education.

02:50 – when the author Milind Bokil refused to give the film rights to him because of his age.

05:00 – And how he convinced the author.

06:26 – When 39 producers said NO. And world is not always fair to 5’4″ man.

08:10 – No hero, no heroines. How is the scenario in Marathi film industry?

10:00 – Difference between the book and the film.

11:50 – Is emergency just a tokenism?

13:44 – Casting actors. Workshops. And how to direct kids? 1600 kids auditioned for 40 actors.

16:00 – How do you shoot “i have butterflies in my stomach”?

18:00 – “Destination Versus journey” cinema.

19:40 – Foreign DOP. My teacher.

21:00 – The look, the colour and the logistics. Who is telling the story – my camera or your actors?

23:10 – Shooting in Archaeological Survey Of India protected area. Back to 70s.

24:40 – Making a film VS releasing it. We only knew about making a film.

27:30 – Subplots.

30:00 – No subtitles? Lack of judgement. Limited release.

31:00 – My average audience is in his 40s right now.

32:45 – Nothing new. But well told. Bothered?

35:20 – My age. My age. My age. It’s sounding corny now.

37:30 – This film is a completely social media product.

38:40 – And the producers are knocking at the door now.