The First Film: An Interview with Kantemir Balagov

The Russian filmmaker discusses his move from directing Quentin Tarantino-inspired web series to making his feature debut, "Closeness".
Daniel Kasman, Kurt Walker
After premiering Kantemir Balagov's feature debut Closeness at the 70th Cannes Film Festival, we had a chance to sit down and discuss the new film with its director.

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