News/Video: ‘A Different Man’ Director Aaron Schimberg On Preserving Identity, Dignity “If General Consensus Is Staked Against Us” – Sundance Studio



Director: Aaron Schimberg

Screenwriter: Aaron Schimberg

Section: Premieres

LOGLINE: Aspiring actor Edward undergoes a radical medical procedure to drastically transform his appearance. But his new dream face quickly turns into a nightmare, as he loses out on the role he was born to play and becomes obsessed with reclaiming what was lost.

Panelists: Aaron Schimberg, Sebastian Stan, Adam Pearson, Renate Reinsve.

Key Quote: Adam Pearson: I want people to go see it and I want people to talk about it. I think we as humans tend to avoid discomfort at all costs like it’s a bad thing. But I think a little bit of discomfort when you can fight through it in the end makes us better people…It’s always easy to make a film and get an audience and tell them what to think. And if you do that, you can change what they think for maybe a day. But with something like this, it’s nuanced and a real springboard to conversation. It does it on a whole different level. Good cinema can change what you think. Great cinema can change how you think.

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