Director Joe Wright Talks About "Hanna"

Uploaded on Thursday 7 April 2011


Joe Wright received rave reviews with his Academy Award-nominated films such as 2005’s “Pride and Prejudice” and 2007’s “Atonement.” This time, he’s ditching period films to embrace the action genre with “Hanna.”

And I looooove the film! Saoirse Ronan, Wright’s muse in “Atonement” reteams with the director in the title role. She’s an assassin, trained by her father (Eric Bana) in order to be able to defend herself from the fast-approaching Marissa (Cate Blanchett).

In this interview, we talked about:

What made him want to make “Hanna?”
What informed his choice into shooting and editing the film’s action scenes with almost no cuts?
The film is told in a fairy tale structure – what inspired him to do that?
“Hanna” is his homage to women!
The possibility of so many worlds that “Hanna” can visit!
Hanna’s persona
The moral story of the film


Language: English

Length: 5:00

Country: United States