To celebrate the 40th anniversary of New Directors/New Films series, the Film Society of Lincoln Center and The Museum of Modern Art have curated a series of video interviews with talent who came to the festival as relative unknowns and went on to become renowned auteurs. indieWIRE will unveil a video a week up to the kickoff on March 23.

Last week, celebrated American documentary filmmaker Ken Burns reflected on his 1981 film, "Brooklyn Bridge." This week, Guillermo del Toro opens up about bringing his first feature, "Cronos," to ND/NF back in 1993. "I couldn't have done any of the silly things I've done in my life without the opportunity the festival gave me," del Toro says in the self-made video.

Below is the video:

Past ND/NF 40th Anniversary Videos:

Ken Burns Looks Back at "Brooklyn Bridge"

Click here to view the full lineup for the 40th edition of ND/NF.