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Meet the 2011 ND/NF Filmmakers | "Outbound" & "Octubre"

Photo of Nigel M Smith By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire March 23, 2011 at 2:15AM

Today for the kickoff to the 40th edition of the Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of the Lincoln Center’s New Directors/New Films festival, indieWIRE unleashes two additions to our annual 'Meet the ND/NF Filmmakers' series.
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Today for the kickoff to the 40th edition of the Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of the Lincoln Center’s New Directors/New Films festival, indieWIRE unleashes two additions to our annual 'Meet the ND/NF Filmmakers' series.

Today "Outbound" director Bogdan George Apetri and "Octubre"'s Daniel and Diego Vega are profiled.

The 2011 ND/NF runs March 23 - April 3. Click here for the full ND/NF lineup.

A snapshot of Wednesday's two filmmaker interviews:

The New Romanian Cinema wave continues with Bogdan George Apetri's drama, "Outbound." The film tracks a 24-hour period in the life of Matilda, an inmate on year two of a five-year prison sentence, who gets a day pass to attend her mother's funeral. "I simply wanted to stay as honest as possible to the story, and that meant a very direct, simple, raw shooting style for this particular on," Apetri said of how approached the film. "No tricks, no fancy directorial devices - just a bold, hard-edged, "big brush" approach supporting the journey of the main character."

"Octubre," winner of the Jury Prize in the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes 2010, follows Clemente, a small-time money lender who one day comes upon a baby on his doorstep. ""Octubre" occurs in Lima, but if it weren't for the background--the month of October during the Lord of the Miracles Processions--the story could happen anywhere in the world," "Octubre" directors Daniel and Diego Vega shared with indieWIRE. "But we decided it should be in Lima, first because it's our city and we know it, and second because we think what happens to Clemente--a lonely character, cold, constrained, greedy and incapable of showing affection--is a miracle."

The full-length interviews follow for Wednesday (4/22):

“Outbound” Director Bogdan George Apetri

“Octubre” Directors Daniel and Diego Vega

The full-length interviews follow for Tuesday (3/22):

“Memory Lane” Director Mikhaël Hers

"Some Days Are Better Than Others” Director Matt McCormick

The full-length interviews follow for Monday (3/21):

"Margin Call" Director JC Chandor

"El Velador" Director Natalia Almada

"Belle Epine" Director Rebecca Zlotwoski

"Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure" Director Matthew Bate

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