'Two Lovers and a Bear' Cast Talks Set Difficulties at Cannes
Actors Tatiana Maslany and Dane DeHaan join 'Two Lovers and a Bear' director Kim Nguyen to discuss their new film, eating Arctic char on set and difficult weather conditions.
Director Kim Nguyen will premiere his newest film, Two Lovers and a Bear, at Cannes Film Festival's Directors' Fortnight section tonight.
"I had a couple projects that were on the table, and [Two Lovers] just felt the most compelling to tell, about these souls that were yearning for something," said Nguyen. "Also, I wanted to place [the film] in a place that nobody has seen before."
That place was the frozen town of Iqaluit, in the Canadian territory of Nunavut. The film tells the story of two young adults who are striving to keep their relationship and love alive while maintaining their inner demons in a small North Pole town.
Before premiering his film at Cannes, Nguyen, along with by Tatiana Maslany and Dane DeHaan, who play the film's two main characters, spoke with THR about how they endured the 40-degree-below shoots and what their favorite stay-warm food was on set.
When asked the secret to shooting a movie on a location that is as cold and difficult as Two Lovers', Maslany, who plays Lucy, said, "Electric long underwear."
And when asked about their favorite food to help keep warm, the film's stars said, "Arctic char and lots of brussels sprouts."