Jeff Nichols New York Times Feature
Loving writer/director Jeff Nichols is featured in a video series on the next wave of film auteurs produced by The New York Times for their weekly T Magazine.
As it relates to the essence of his point of view, Nichols offers the following:
"There is one idea that is very important to me and it is the representation of a feeling I have. It was really one specific scene where Richard comes home drunk from the bar and sits at the end of the bed with his wife and repeats over and over again 'I can take care of you. I can take care of you'. The reason why that's important is because everyone in the audience, and Mildred I believe, knows that's not true."
The entire interview can be viewed at The New York Times.
Both Edgerton and Negga are beyond extraordinary.
Joel Edgerton as Richard and Ruth Negga as Mildred give performances that will be talked about for years.
“Jeff’s script is so beautifully written. This is a story that gets into your heart and touches deep wells of feeling. ”
Ruth Negga: remember the name. It's been a long time since an actor/actress has me so unapologetically in the bag. This woman is something special...
They weren’t martyrs, and didn’t want to be. They weren’t symbols, and didn’t want to be. They were two people in love who wanted to be with each other and their family.