On the heels of the self-financed, modestly budgeted 2007 drama Youth Without Youth, his first directorial outing after a ten-year hiatus, filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola remains situated in the director's chair for Tetro, a semi-autobiographical drama concerning an artistic family of immigrants whose fierce rivalries span several generations. Fresh faced and naïve, 17-year-old Bennie arrives in Buenos Aires to search for his older brother who has been missing for more than a decade. The family had emigrated from Italy to Argentina, but with the great musical success of their father Carlo, an acclaimed symphony conductor, the family moved from Argentina to New York. When Bennie finds his brother, the volatile and melancholy poet Tetro, he is not at all what he expected. In the course of staying with Tetro and his girlfriend Miranda, the two brothers grapple with the haunting experiences of their shared past. We recently caught up with director Francis Ford Coppola, as well as newcomer Alden Ehrenreich, to discuss the film. To watch our exclusive video interviews, click on the clips below:
Tetro opens this Thursday, June 11th, in selected theaters across the country.