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Director Ari Aster (Hereditary, Midsommar) sat down with Tom Power to discuss his brilliant and bewildering new film, Beau Is Afraid. He talked about how working with Joaquin Phoenix changed his approach to filmmaking, the thrill of soundtracking a pivotal scene to a classic Mariah Carey jam, and the praise he received from Martin Scorsese.

00:00 – Introduction
03:32 – Working with Joaquin Phoenix
08:22 – Beau Is Afraid Themes
09:49 – Mariah Carey?
11:24 – Everything is Personal
12:03 – Praise from Martin Scorsese

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