While his impressive debut feature Submarine didn’t exactly land with U.S. audiences, the film has gone on to gain a cult following in recent years, and now director Richard Ayoade is back with his follow-up. “As adapted by the helmer and Avi Korine, The Double brings Fyodor Dostoyevsky‘s novella to the big screen with a surefire confidence in its visual form and an eccentric comedy that should go a long way towards securing the IT Crowd star as a permanent, unique voice in contemporary cinema,” we said in our TIFF review.
Ahead of a release next month we’ve gotten a pile of trailers, but now something a bit more substantial has arrived. As part of Film Society of Lincoln Center’s New Directors/New Films series, Ayoade participated in a 30-minute discussion about the film and his career. He talks about how it related to The IT Crowd, shooting in an underground gun range, the five months it took to create the sound landscape (and how it relates to Eraserhead), how Jesse Eisenberg was the only one for the role, and much more. Check out the conversation below, along with a batch of new clips and a great poster.
The Double hits VOD and theaters on May 9th.