Alice Winocour: Teamwork
Interview by Andrea Blanch
Now, you write, you direct…Where’d you get this story from? How’d you come up with Disorder? What inspired you to write this?
When you write, there’s an unconscious process. You don’t really know why something, especially an image, strikes you and turns into the beginning of a story. For my first feature, Augustine, the idea came from these paintings I had seen with a women naked in front of men that were dressed up in black suits and looking at her as an animal. And I thought, “Well, what is this? This is such a violent picture. I want to know more about this whole world.” And then I arrived with Augustine, which focused on this shady relationship between a doctor and a patient. For Disorder I was just listening to the radio and hearing all the soldiers that were coming back from Afghanistan. I thought, “It’s amazing what they’re talking about there, this violence.” Then I went to Pessi hospital where all those soldiers, post-traumatized, are coming back. I met so many of them, and I was obsessed with listening to them. I came up with the character of Vincent from that.