The NY Times shared their '25 Best Films of the 21st Century' list and asked Rob about Claire Denis' movie 'White Material' as he is set to work with the French director on 'High Life'.
From NY Times:
How did you discover Claire Denis’s films?
Robert Pattinson: I saw “White Material” about seven years ago and she became an immediate favorite.
What specifically draws you to her work?
Rob: Watching the performances in her movies, you can just feel the freedom she gives her actors. She creates an entire world for them to behave in. And I think having such wide parameters to capture things from means her movies can be built from an enormous amount of incremental details rather than a narrow narrative thrust. Her movies feel like waves building and breaking.
What does Isabelle Huppert bring to the character of Maria Vial?
Rob: She plays a character that seems to live steadfastly in her faith and imagination and yet still feels so human, accessible and raw.
Is Huppert our greatest living actress?
Rob: It’s difficult to think of someone who’s better.