A few words with... Ian Lagarde

We asked All You Can Eat Buddha filmmaker Ian Lagarde a few questions about his filmmaking style and taste. He'll be in Halifax to answer your questions after his film screening on June 6 at 7 pm.

Describe your filmmaking style in 3-5 words.

Slow-motion attention deficit disorder.

Current film trend that you love/hate.

Love all the imaginative weirdos/hate those who undermine the relevance of imagination.

What are your desert island films?

Hour of the Wolf, Grizzly Man, Holy Mountain, I am Cuba, Le Salaire de la peur, The Face of Another, The Day After, Night of the Hunter, The Shining, The Boss of it all, Uncle Boonmee, Back to the Future 2, Eraserhead, Un Deux Trois Soleil, Dreams, Akira, ... (We're allowed a full luggage of films, right?)

If you could play any part in any film, which would it be?

Fritz the Cat.

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If you didn't have a career in film, what other types of work/art would you pursue?

Music, Architecture or vagabond.

Other filmmakers that inspire/influence you, living or deceased.

C.T.Dreyer, I.Bergman, A.Hitchcock, H.G.Clouzot, C. Schneeman, W.Herzog, C. Denis, D.Lynch, M. Makhmalbaf, R.Bakshi, A. Weerasethakul, C.Breillat, M.Haneke, L.Von Trier, Gilles Groulx, M.Khalatozov, P.P. Pasolini, A. Kurosawa, H. Teshigahara, M. Barney, Nam June Paik, S.Kubrick, ...

Ian Lagarde's film, All You Can Eat Buddha, screens at HIFF 2018 opening night on June 6 at 7 pm. It will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker.