"The Place Beyond the Pines," Derek Cianfrance's anticipated follow-up to his 2010 indie breakout smash "Blue Valentine," was the hottest buy out of last September's Toronto International Film Festival, landing with Focus Features literally hours before Indiewire sat down with the filmmaker to discuss his latest for Indiewire's live TIFF Talks series. We posted a highlight reel from our chat with Cianfrance during TIFF and now, ahead of the film's theatrical release this Friday, we're pleased to have the interview in its entirety for you to view below.

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Topics discussed include Cianfrance's luck on the festival circuit, recruiting the aid of a real-life bank robber to help inform Ryan Gosling's character, and the rough-going experience of making what is no doubt his most ambitious film yet.