First time feature writer and director Zal Batmanglij comes from a family with a strong DIY pedigree: his brother, Rostam Batmanglij, is a member of the uber-popular band Vampire Weekend, and his mother, Najmieh, writes Persian cookbooks while his father edits and publishes them. Talent must be in the genes for Batmanglij because his first feature, the dramatic thriller "Sound Of My Voice," screened this week at the Sundance Film Festival to affable reviews.
When it comes to modern thrillers, the tone, pacing and production values of the film are as important as the characters and story. At least for me. The second feature from up-and-coming director Zal Batmanglij, of Sound of My Voice... Read Post
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