David Gordon Green’s political satire Our Brand is Crisis enters UK cinemas on the 22nd of January, and this week we’ll be running a series of interviews with the main cast, and today we present a conversation with the director himself.
Setting up shop in the middle of a Bolivian Presidential election race seems like the perfect place to uncover the strange chaos of crowds and his latest film brings his sharp, deft touch with the casual absurdities of life on a broad canvas. Caroline Feraday sat down with the director to talk about everything.
David Gordon Green Interview for Our Brand is Crisis
Our Brand is Crisis Movie Clip – Only one wrong!
A Bolivian presidential candidate failing badly in the polls enlists the firepower of an elite American management team, led by the deeply damaged but still brilliant strategist “Calamity” Jane Bodine (Bullock). In self-imposed retirement following a scandal that earned her nickname and rocked her to her core, Jane is coaxed back into the game for the chance to beat her professional nemesis, the loathsome Pat Candy (Thornton), now coaching the opposition.
But as Candy zeroes in on every vulnerability – both on and off the campaign trail – Jane is plunged into a personal crisis as intense as the one her team exploits nationally to boost their numbers. Dramatic, rapid-fire and laced with satire, “Our Brand is Crisis” reveals the cynical machinations and private battles of world-class political consultants for whom nothing is sacred and winning is all that matters.