To coincide with the release this week of The Roads Not Taken, the stirring new drama from acclaimed writer/director Sally Potter, we sat down with the filmmaker to chat about this deeply personal film.
The film tells the story of Leo (Javier Bardem), who lives in New York City and is suffering from dementia. His daughter, Molly (Elle Fanning), comes to see him to take him to the dentist and the optometrist. While Molly struggles to help Leo with these appointments, Leo is reliving parallel versions of his life in his mind, including a life with his ex-wife Dolores in Mexico, and a time spent in Greece.
In our interview, Potter talks to us about bringing such a personal film to the screen, telling a story that goes somewhy to decipher the side effects of dementia on the mind and body and why casting Javier Bardem and Elle Fanning made her job so much easier.
You can watch the full interview below:
The Roads Not Taken is released in UK cinemas on 11th September.