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‘Sound of My Voice’ Director Zal Batmanglij on Working with Sundance ‘It’ Girl Brit Marling

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.
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‘The East’ Trailer: ‘Sound of My Voice’ Director Zal Batmanglij and Star Brit Marling Explore Another Shadowy Group

Entertainment / Film : SlashFilm (last year)

The Sundance Film Festival has treated Brit Marling exceptionally well over the past few years. She was the big breakout story of the 2011 event, with the one-two punch of Mike Cahill’s Another Earth and Zal Batmanglij‘s The Sound o... Read Post

Sundance '13: Brit Marling & Zal Batmanglij's 'The East' is a Thrill

Entertainment / Film : First Showing (last year)

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

Sound of My Voice Writers Decode Their Time-Travel Cult Thriller

Entertainment : The Underwire (2 years ago)

Zal Batmanglij and Brit Marling know their movie is hard to decipher: They intentionally crafted a story that's like a jigsaw puzzle of modern art -- full of odd-shaped pieces and open to interpretation. Wired got on the phone with ... Read Post


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