ATLFF Filmmaker Álex Sampayo & The Mix-and-Match Questionnaire

Complete this sentence: "If you liked _________ or _________, you'll love my film."

If you liked Funny Games or Mommy, you´ll like my film. 

Is your film for cat people or dog people? Why?

It is for rattlesnake people, because they love to be close to the danger.

What's the most challenging part of making a film for you? Do you enjoy the challenge or is it something to be avoided?

Patience is the most difficult part. You have to wait for a long time after you write the first line until you shoot the first sequence. It is a nightmare. 

Of the filmmakers working today, whose talent do you want to steal?

Xabier Dolan, I would love to steal his talent and his youth!

Name three films you consider under-appreciated and explain their hidden genius.

“Michael” (Markus Schleinzer), because it talks about love and obsession in a terrifying way.
“Benny´s Video” (Michael Haneke) because it shows masterfully the dark side of the childhood and, at the same time, seriously criticizes the overprotection of our children.
“10.000 km” (Carlos Marques-Marcet), because it says a lot with a little.

What are your three favorite ways to eat potatoes?

Spanish omelette, fries and fries with alioli.

Álex's film, "Schimbare," screens TONIGHT, March 24th at 9:15pm at The Plaza! Don't forget your tickets to this haunting Spanish film: