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Interview | Zal Batmanglij talks ‘The East’


After his impressive 2011 debut Sound of my Voice, Zal Batmanglij returns to UK cinemas this week with The East (2013). The film tells the story of an undercover operative attempt to win the trust of an elusive anarchist collective seeking revenge against major corporations guilty of covering up criminal activity.

On behalf of Flicks and the City, I caught up with the director to discuss the impetus behind his latest film as well as the casting process and how real life is like a spy thriller. Watch the video below.