Robert Eggers Says ‘The Man From The North’ Is His Best Film: “It’s The Director’s Cut”


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After two masterful masterpieces of contemporary horror, such as ‘The Witch’ and ‘The Lighthouse’, the American director Robert Eggers this year presents his newest story, ‘The Man from the North’, a Viking tale starring Alexander Skarsgard and Anya Taylor-Joy which is shaping up to be her best work to date.

If Robert Eggers had already shown exceptional talent behind the cameras with ‘The Witch’, Anya Taylor-Joy’s film debut, and ‘The Lighthouse’, with superb performances by Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson, the director has abandoned the production company A24, to present his most ambitious Viking tale, ‘El Hombre del Norte’.

It might interest you: Reactions of El Hombre del Norte say that it is the best of the year

In an interview for The Guardian, director Robert Eggers spoke about the pressure exerted by Focus Features, the studio behind ‘The Man from the North’, to make a more entertaining and digestible film for the masses, and that, thus, could have more sales all over the world, and replied that in the end he was able to do what he had in mind.

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This is the movie I wanted to make. This is my director’s cut. The pressure from the studio made the movie what I originally pitched to them, which was the most entertaining Robert Eggers movie I could do.”

It might interest you: When is the movie The Man from the North released in Mexico?

In addition, the director appreciates being able to make ‘The Man from the North’ a reality thanks to the pressure from Focus Features: “Honestly, without their pressure, I wouldn’t have made it. It’s hard for me to tell a story with a beginning, a middle and an end, for God’s sake,” said Robert Eggers.

The reactions of ‘The Man from the North’

At first, reports indicated that the budget for ‘The Man from the North’ was $95 million, but new information from The Guardian ensures that it was actually allocated $70 million. Even so, the first reactions assure that it is one of the best films of the year, and one of the most ambitious Viking stories in all of history.

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The Mexican director, Alfonso Cuarón, creator of the Oscar winner, ‘Roma’, was able to read the script for ‘El Hombre del Norte’ when it was in development, and now he has been able to see the final cut of the film, and commented for The New Yorker: “The impression is almost one of intoxication,” he said. “You’re there, and you’re breathing with those actors.”

It will be next April 14 when ‘El Hombre del Norte’, starring Alexander Skarsgard, Anya Taylor-Joy, Bjork, Willem Dafoe, Nicole Kidman, Ethan Hawke, Ralph Ineson, among others, will hit theaters in Mexico, and a few days later all over the world. And we can see if it is the best film in Eggers’ filmography, and one of the best of the year.

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