Nicolas Winding Refn and Liv Corfixen Discuss the Documentary ‘My Life Directed By Nicolas Winding Refn’


My Life Directed By Nicolas Winding Refn review
Nicolas Winding Refn and Liv Corfixen in My Life Directed By Nicolas Winding Refn
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I quite enjoyed My Life Directed By Nicolas Winding Refn, the behind-the-scenes look at the making of Nicolas Winding Refn‘s Only God Forgives, shot by his wife Liv Corfixen. Here’s a snippet from my review:

Corfixen’s intimate documentary presents the story with such compassion and caring for its subject and yet you can see where she struggles to be the one Refn can count on for strength and reassurance as she too is also searching for an identity and purpose. Not to mention taking care of the couple’s two young children all day long.

The film is playing in limited theaters right now and On Demand, and recently the couple sat down for an interview at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York (via The Playlist) and the interview actually lasts 24 minutes longer than the brief, 58-minute movie itself.

Now I haven’t had a chance to listen to this whole thing, though I did listen to the first 5-10 minutes to get an idea of the demeanor of the interview and it seems Refn and Corfixen are in good spirits and it aoppears to provide a nice little bonus feature for the film, adding just one more layer to what it’s like for Refn to have the camera turned on him — he likes reality television — and what it was like for her to be holding the camera.

Listen below and, again, read my review here.