The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is widely known as one of the world’s best film festivals. Last year’s festival, which took place September 5-15, recognized some of the brightest achievements in international film (with awards for Canadian films as well, of course).
However, last year the festival also served as showcase for New Orleans born experimental director Godfrey Reggio’s Visitors film premiere. The full-length film reportedly “picks up thematically” where the director’s abstract Qatsi trilogy left off with “Naqoyqatsi” in 2002. Although The Dissolve reports that Visitors “isn’t an official sequel.”
Regardless, it is the fourth collaboration between Reggio and equally as experimental composer Philip Glass (He scored the Qatsi trilogy). The idiosyncratic composer took a moment after the film’s premiere to speak with The Dissolve about his collaborations with the director, and more generally about the “inextricable” link between music and film. Read the whole story here.