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Bones and All is a love story not a cannibal story, says director

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New Luca Guadagnino bones and all It may revolve around a young couple who eat human flesh, but according to the director, it’s first and foremost a love story, not a cannibal one.

“[The audience] You should listen to ‘Love Story’ first,” he said in an exclusive interview. RadioTimes.com“They should first hear like a fable, a dark fable trying to flourish with love.”

Although primarily a love story, it’s Guadagnino’s second film after his remake of Dario Argento’s Giallo classic Suspiria, and it’s arguably one that includes elements of horror.

However, when asked if that was a deliberate choice, the director explained that he didn’t think much about the genre while making the film.

“Life is so unpredictable,” he said. “And I couldn’t control the flow of life, so I decided to surrender to it. And I was basically not going to make… I wasn’t going to make this movie.” did.

“And this movie came to my mind, and when I read the script, I didn’t read it as a horror movie, but it was about two disenfranchised children burdened by their inescapable nature. I read it as a beautiful love story between

“That’s how I deciphered the book, the script. I was not.”

Movie – Reunited with Guadagnino Timothée Chalamet in “Call Me By Your Name” – is the first film shot and set in America by an Italian director, set in the late 1980s.

But he said he didn’t necessarily want it to come across as a film made by an outsider that offered a fresh perspective on America.

“I try to resist it,” he said. “I don’t like non-Americans going to America and seeing it in terms of a kind of grotesque slang, so I don’t think it’s possible to make America a kind of simplistic nation through the type of thinking that makes America. , or what we believe is American neurosis.

“I’m more humanistic in that I think I need to stay there, immerse myself in it, and be at the top of the place and the people it portrays. I’m Fritz Lang. Wilder, who went from Europe to America to make films – and they belonged.

Bones and All opens in UK cinemas on 23rd November 2022. check us out tv guide Also streaming guideor visit us movie A hub for more news and features.

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