Sundance 2011 Video Interview: SOUND OF MY VOICE co-writer/director Zal Batmanglij

Allison Loring

by: Allison Loring
February 3rd, 2011

This year's Sundance Film Festival featured a slew of films, some good, some bad, some memorable, some forgettable. It was those rare few that really stuck with me that I found myself still thinking about long after the week was over. Zal Batmanglij's SOUND OF MY VOICE was one of those films, featuring a captivating performance by Brit Marling (who also co-wrote the film with Batmanglij) as cult leader Maggie, along with an ending that left some people wishing for more (but which made me thankful not to be yanked further down the rabbit hole - just yet, anyway).

You can read my full review of the film HERE. With SOUND OF MY VOICE fresh on my mind, I sat down with Batmanglij to discuss the process of creating the film's story, the effect it had (and was intended to have) on the audience, and the role Batmanglij's brother (Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij) played in composing the film’s music.

Interview after the break!

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