Friday, September 25, 2015

Talking To Leonardo Brzezicki, The Mind Behind NYFF's 'The Mad Half Hour'

“The Mad Half Hour” is Argentine actor-turned-writer/director Leonardo Brzezicki’s amusing, affecting short about a gay couple, Juan (Juli├ín Larquier Tellarini) and Pedro (Diego Echegoyen) dealing with a crisis when Juan feels he has lost his passion for life. As the characters encounter various strangers over the course of an evening filled with karaoke, an art show, and a walk in the woods, they recalibrate their relationship. Brzezicki films “The Mad Half Hour” in luminous black and white, and he injects moments of humor—such as a sight gag involving Juan bumping into poles—to address anxieties about love. Brzezicki spoke with /bent about his film, which plays as part of the...

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