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This week on the Deep Focus podcast we have the great and legendary Abel Ferrara, the director of “The Bad Lieutenant,” “The Addiction,” “The King Of New York,” and his most recent film, “Siberia” with Willem Dafoe. The 69-year-old director is a quintessential New York filmmaker, but he left the U.S. for Italy almost 20 years ago. In this career-spanning conversation, Ferrara talks about his early films, his New York days, working with Dennis Hopper, and there's a hilarious little bit about “The King of New York” and Quentin Tarantino, and lol, Ferrara remains totally unphased.
The iconoclastic filmmaker also talks about getting sober, his underseen "Mary" film with Juliette Binoche playing Mary Magdalene, and his upcoming film “Zeros and Ones” which sounds trippy and stars Ethan Hawke. Ferrara's latest, "Siberia," a hypnotic thriller is available now in limited release, Blu-Ray/DVD, and all places where you can rent films digitally. Thanks for listening to this episode guest-hosted by film critic Charles Bramesco. Please share, rate and subscribe to our podcast wherever you listen to it. We greatly appreciate it.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theplaylist/message