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Mike Figgis - The Seduction of the Eye

Mike Figgis - The Seduction of the Eye
Mike Figgis (photo © Max S. Gerber)

"I’ll tell you everything I know. Then it’s up to you, because in fact, knowledge is just a tool. It gives you the ability to do something. It doesn’t actually create anything, it just facilitates it. That’s all. So, I always give away everything," says Mike Figgis in his most extensive interview ever.

Mike Figgis – musician, actor, photographer, screenwriter, theater director and filmmaker – is the creative mastermind behind numerous projects.

Undoubtedly, his most popular film is Leaving Las Vegas, which earned him two Academy Award nominations and won Nicolas Cage the Oscar® for the Best Male Lead. Nonetheless, Figgis never allowed himself to get lost in the commercial world of Hollywood, but rather chose to stay true to his experimental way of telling stories.

What makes Mike Figgis so intriguing is his exceptional spiritual, inner freedom. This film sets out to uncover the secret behind this mastermind of filmmaking.
Genre Art
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2007
Director Ina Borrmann
Screenplay Ina Borrmann
Cinematography Nikolaus Summerer, Ina Borrmann
Georg Söring
Cast Mike Figgis
Producer Ina Borrmann
Production Company Ina Borrmann Filmproduktion/Berlin
Runtime 75 min
Format color
Sound Technology Stereo
Festivals Hof 2007, Gothenburg 2008

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