Back in 2006, Irish filmmaker John Carney made a splash with his film Once, which took home the Oscar for Best Original Song. Now working with his brother, Kieran, the two have written and directed Zonad, which held its international premiere on Saturday. Don’t be confused by the “Carney” name in the credits, however. The two films couldn’t be any more different.
Beginning as a short film that the two made in college, the comedy is equal parts Mayberry and The Day The Earth Stood Still. The film was already the subject of buzz going into the festival last week and should grow even more over the coming days.
Check out my review of the film here and watch my interview with the directors below.
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