Magazine article Screen International

IFFR Tiger Directors: Kogonada on 'Columbus'

Magazine article Screen International

IFFR Tiger Directors: Kogonada on 'Columbus'

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kogonada (the lower case is intentional) became famous online for his superbly constructed video essays on famous filmmakers, for example one-point perspective in the films of Stanley Kubrick.

For his feature debut, the elusive director created an unusual coming-of-age story set in Columbia, Indiana starring Haley Lu Richardson as a 19-year-old working-class girl who is undecided about her future.

The film was produced by Superlative Films, Depth of Field, Nonetheless Productions, Inc., with Visit Films handling international sales. We spoke to the director about Columbus.

How did you get into filmmaking?

While working on my dissertation, I started to make documentaries and other mediated work, which ultimately led to making visual essays for the Criterion Collection and Sight & Sound.

What was your inspiration for making Columbus? …

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