Between heaven and hell

CANNES 2013. Taking cues from cinematic Bangkok and Eastern mysticism, Nicolas Winding Refn's new film explores a man's search for something to believe in. You might even say the director got some supernatural assistance … Screen International Editor Wendy Mitchell has talked to the Cannes competitor.

While Nicolas Winding Refn was living with his family in Bangkok getting ready to shoot Only God Forgives, his youngest daughter started seeing a ghost. “There was clearly something in her room that communicated and woke her up at night,” the writer-director recalls. “We had a lot of discussions back and forth if it was true or not true. But when I told the Thai production manager if she could be helpful in this situation (...)"

Read the full interview in FILM Digital Cannes Issue 2013