I am a huge fan of Nicolas Winding Refn: Pusher and Fear X are good, Bronson and Valhalla Rising are stunning, and Drive and Only God Forgives are masterpieces.
Speaking of Only God Forgives, the film that divided audiences at Cannes, a documentary is on the way looking at the film being made,and the stresses that came with it. Refn’s demand for perfection and struggle to deliver the perfect film is shown in all its stripped back honesty in the film, and proof of that can be found in the very first trailer, embedded below.
My Life Directed has no choice but to be honest, for it is directed by Refn’s real life wife Liv Corfixen.
In MY LIFE DIRECTED BY NICOLAS WINDING REFN, Refn’s own deep conflict is swinging in the breeze as we witness him wrestle with the particularly challenging production of ONLY GOD FORGIVES. Directed and shot by his wife Liv Corfixen over the duration of the production and subsequent Cannes debut, MY LIFE DIRECTED BY NICOLAS WINDING REFN captures the very private and intimate moments to which a traditional documentary crew simply wouldn’t have access. The result is a fascinating, detailed look at a creative genius at work and also a portrait of a director torn between the general public’s desire for a “DRIVE 2? and his own mission to explore more challenging narrative territory.