Interview with Director Elen JI (DINNER FOR TWO)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

DINNER FOR TWO was the winner of BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY at the March 2018 Female FEEDBACK Film Festival in Toronto.

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Elen Ji: The film is based on my real life. My husband is a strict vegetarian, but I am a meat lover. When we got married and moved in together, the problems of different habits kept popping up, and each of us wanted to be the “Boss”. This impact forced me to examine my marriage, and to think about the way to get along with each other in a relationship. This experience triggered my desire to create, and I decided to tackle this subject in a light and humorous tone.

 

2. From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make this short?

It took about three month to finish the work. During the production, I was actually carrying a baby (7month), so I needed to finish everything before the delivery. Fortunately, the whole crew is very open and efficient…

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