An interview with Gust Van den Berghe, the director of "The Magnet Man", interviewer Edvinas Pukšta
"Gust Van den Berghe is a multidisciplinary artist and film producer. He worked with the Royal Ballet of Flanders, combining dance with music production.
“The Magnet Man,” tells the tragicomic tale of how our greatest talents can become our greatest flaws, and how unpredictable our lives can be. The protagonist Lucien is played by Danny Ronaldo, a real circus performer from Belgium, who comes from an old circus family.
Berghe enjoys making the most of the tools of filmmaking, to change the way you perceive the world. For example, by bringing in colors halfway through the film, as if with a flow of wind. Although the film has a Chaplin-esque feel, the director says that this was not his original intention, but that he got inspiration from the way these films preserve their freshness throughout time and aimed to make it feel timeless. Because of the use of sound, colors and light, it is an incredibly immersive experience, which stands out from the typical cinema visit.
""...I think it's nice, that people rediscover time and space in the film as well.""
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