An interview with Todd Solondz, the writer/director of Life During Wartime

Life During Wartime writer/director Todd Solondz
Life During Wartime writer/director Todd Solondz

Filmmaker Todd Solondz is known for his dark social satires, exploring both the profane and mundane in middle-class American life with the blackest of black humour. His characters typically suffer from a variety of anxieties, insecurities and personal demons and his films explore a number of themes that many other filmmakers wouldn’t dare touch. In films such as Welcome to the Dollhouse, Storytelling, Palindromes and now Life During Wartime – a sort of sequel to his 1998 masterpiece Happiness – Solondz has asserted himself as a unique voice in contemporary independent American cinema.

This interview was recorded on Thursday 23 December 2010 and then played on Smart Arts (Triple R, 3RRR 102.7FM) on Thursday 30 December 2010.

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