Kristen’s Interview with the Refinery about ‘Come Swim’ at Sundance

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Kristen Stewart รู้ดีว่า .. ความรักที่ต้องเลิกรา หัวใจสลาย เป็นอย่างไร …

Clearly, Kristen Stewart knows what heartbreak feels like. 

I don’t know this because of all the tabloid headlines, or because she confided in me, or because she finally revealed the detailed history of her widely obsessed-over love life in a confessional interview. I know Stewart has experienced heart-wrenching sadness because of what I saw in her directorial debut, ‘Come Swim’, a 17-minute short film that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last week.

Stewart wrote and directed the film as part of Refinery29′s Shatterbox Anthology film series. The short focuses on one man’s day, alternating between abstract, artistic representations of his broken heart (walls caving in, enormous waves collapsing on top of him) and alarmingly realistic scenes showing him in a cubicle, attempting to get through the workday. All throughout the movie, we hear remnants of past conversations between our hero (Josh Kaye) and his ex, seemingly unimportant exchanges about swimming and water. They’re the kinds of conversations we all replay in our minds after a breakup — wishing we’d appreciated them at the time, wishing we could get them out of our heads.

We asked Stewart why she made the film, how it feels to be a citizen under President Trump, and what it will take for more women directors to get films made.

Where did you first get the idea for Come Swim? I read that you were inspired by one of your own paintings.

“I was fixated on capturing the image of this man very content with sleeping on the ocean floor. I was really obsessed with putting someone somewhere that they wouldn’t naturally inhabit, and having them sort of dwell. In that time in my life, that was incredibly appealing to me, it was just sort of about isolation. The years progressed and I was busy doing other things, and I realized that everything I’ve ever written in the last five years, it’s been the same thing. It’s like the same poem, again and again and again. It’s like what the fuck, it’s so redundant, and obviously this needs to get out so I can move on.

“So I did a painting of it. It’s pretty simple — the climax of the movie is initially incredibly grand and epic, in his own personal experience. Then the second time we see it, it’s incredibly regular and kind of stupid, like kind of funny. [The point is to] stop aggrandizing your own pain. Everyone is the fucking same. We are plain as day, dude.”

Most people haven’t seen Come Swim yet, so explain what it’s about. 

“Oh dude, this movie is like full-frontal heartbreak. I’m definitely not shying away from that, that’s absolutely what it’s about. It’s that first fall to this existential netherworld. You can attack yourself with memories or, depending on perspective, you can take a step back and say, ‘Actually, it wasn’t so bad. That was fun, we did have fun and it was nice.’ So I had my two actors play in a pool and talk to each other and I gave them a couple of key words. But they said some stuff that we pulled and made really negative and terrifying and kind of ominous in the beginning.

“He’s killing himself with these memories and his brain is so scattered and he literally cannot get the voices out of his head, but in reality it wasn’t so bad. He regrets everything he said and he’s like ‘Ugh, why couldn’t I have just done this different?’ He’s just reevaluating everything and going over every word he ever said to her being like, ‘How could I have saved this, how could I have fixed this, it’s all my fault, I fucked it all up.’ In the second part of the film, you’re just like, ‘Dude you didn’t, it just kind of fell apart, that’s what happened.’ I just wanted to externalize an incredibly internal struggle and then see it again from the outside.”

How would you describe yourself as a director?

“I’m a pretty obsessive person, which is I think entirely necessary. You have to be a little crazy to put yourself through something like that and actually make it happen. I was probably a little bit more controlling than I thought I would have been. My favorite thing in the world is when it feels like something starts to get up and walk itself. When something’s really good, and it’s rare — honestly I’ve made a million bad movies. Not bad, it’s just like sometimes they don’t come together in a way that feels miraculous and when they do, it genuinely feels like something is floating and you’re all sort of blowing on it to keep it up and it’s like, that fully happened. It’s so cliché, it feels like super pretentious to say this, but you genuinely feel like this vessel and you’re like, ‘That was sick, I don’t even know what just happened,’ and it’s just fucking real.”

There’s a lot of discussion these days about women in Hollywood, and the need for more female directors. How do you see the problem?

“I’m really happy to be living in the year I’m in now because it’s been a slow-moving process. But I see that progress and it’s all desire based. It’s contagious. Honestly, as soon as that’s happening a little bit more, it’s just going to pick up and snowball. Women watch male-dominated films, like more women watch movies than guys do. We need to start realizing that we can actually focus on ourselves and explore that. There’s so many fucking untold stories, it’s insane. Someone needs to do a fucking modern love story, somebody needs to do something that’s topically now, instead of the shit that we’ve been regurgitating for years. It’s satisfying but it’s not what people are actually going through.
“Not to bring up the [inauguration], but right now, people are so fucking angry and it feels so good. It’s the farthest thing from complacent, and I know that it’s easy to turn that around because there are manipulative fucking crazy people saying, ‘Why are you guys so angry, don’t be so hateful.’ But, ‘No, I fucking hate you and I’m going to talk about it.’ I think we’re going to experience a serious artistic revolution. That’s my life.”

Do you see yourself directing feature-length films next?

“Yeah. Honestly it took me too long, like I can’t believe I’m already 26 and I just made my first short. I don’t see like a huge distinction between acting and directing the way I approach it. So, I want to allow myself to ride some momentum and allow that to give me confidence. Still, I love what I do. It’s kind of the same thing. It’s like when it’s good and it’s fucking cohesive and right… I have manic happy eyes, like I get so fucking stoked when something works, I literally look like an insane person. It’s so satisfying, it’s crazy, I grit my teeth.”

Do you have any advice for young women who really want to become directors?

“Anyone I’ve met that’s doing things for themselves and really compelled to do so, you can’t get in their way. There’s just no stopping them and I would say, trust that. There are people that just desperately see things and just want to explain the beauty of something. If you have that, you fucking have it. It’s the worst advice ever, but just believe in desire. It’s the worst fucking feeling in the world just to want something and deprive yourself of it. Just fucking do it.”

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Compilation Photos of Kristen on “Come Swim” Sundance Press Day : Jan 20,2017

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รูปของ ผู้กำกับ Kristen และ Josh Kaye โปรโมท “Come Swim” Press Day ที่ Sundance : Jan 20,2017

Josh Kaye นักแสดงนำ “Come Swim” , Executive producer Michael Pruss, ผู้กำกับ Kristen Stewart

และ Sydney Lopez  นักแสดงนำหญิง (ผู้ช่วย Tara Swennen และ เป็นเพื่อนของ Kristen)

ที่ Acura Studio ในงาน Sundance  


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“Come Swim” Interview & Portraits for Variety at Sundance 2017

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Kristen Stewart: “I would just say be a part of what you believe in, whichever way that is.”

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Kristen Stewart on Her Directorial Debut: ‘I’ve Wanted to Make Movies Since I Was 10’

ผู้กำกับ Kristen Stewart นักแสดงนำ Josh Kaye กับ โปรดิวเซอร์ David Ethan Shapiro และ โปรดิวเซอร์ Michael A. Pruss (ซึ่งเป็นโปรดิวเซอร์เรื่อง EQUALS ด้วย) คุยกับ Variety เกี่ยวกับ หนังสั้นเรื่องแรกที่เธอกำกับ “Come Swim” .. “ฉันอยากสร้างหนังมาตั้งแต่ตอน 10 ขวบ”
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Kristen :  ’Probably my dog she is a total cinephile’

สิ่งที่ขาดไม่ได้เวลาดูหนัง … “คงจะเป็นหมาของฉันล่ะ (หนูน้อย Cole) เธอเป็นพวกบ้าดูหนังพันธ์แท้”

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Video Interview & Portraits of Director Kristen for Deadline Sundance 2017

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As an actress, she’s worked with a number of today’s auteurs such as Woody Allen, Jodie Foster, Olivier Assayas and Sean Penn, and now Kristen Stewart is stepping behind the camera with her directorial debut short “Come Swim“.  Reminiscent of Terrence Malick’s cinematic poetry in its metaphorical, visceral images and whispering voice-overs by Stewart, Come Swim follows a young man’s emotional pan as he is over-saturated and then parched by water. He’s played by Josh Kaye, a non-pro whose natural talent Stewart was drawn to and harnessed throughout the 17-minute piece.

“The ways in which you grandiose your own pain is something that I was interested in because if you’re not inside of them, it’s seemingly normal and mundane, but when you’re inside of that, you’re inside a graphic novel,” says the Twilight actress.

Stewart dabbled with the idea of “one man sleeping on the bottom of the ocean” for about four years via poems and a painting. In an effort to sidestep CGI, she employed ‘neural style transfer’, a type of artificial intelligence which reconfigure images, to transfer her painting to the filmed images during the opening and closing sequences of the movie. Timed with Come Swim‘s premiere at Sundance, the research paper “Bringing Impressionism to Life with Neural Style Transfer in Come Swim” that Stewart co-authored with the film’s producer David Shapiro and Adobe research engineer Bhautik J Joshi detailing the A.I.’s methodology was dropped on Thursday on the Cornell University library website.

“It’s not a small movie,” asserts Stewart, “It’s not like actors in a room talking to each other which you would definitely expect an actor to start off with (as a directorial project), myself too. Why did I make my first experience so difficult? I’m a little masochistic.” And in regards to future directing projects, Stewart will be back.

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Video : “Come Swim” Interview & Portrait of Kristen for THR Sundance : Jan 20,2017

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“หนังสั้นที่ฉันจะกำกับเรื่องต่อไป มันจะต้องโดนมากๆ เกี่ยวกับการควบคุมการใช้ปืน” : Kristen Stewart

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Stewart’s first directorial effort, the short film ‘Come Swim,’ is premiering at Sundance.
Kristen Stewart is at the Sundance Film Festival with her directorial debut, a short film called Come Swim.

Stewart, of course known for her acting career, says she has wanted to direct long before she was acting. And she’s already figured out what she’d going to make her next film about — and it’s a timely topic.

“My next thing is going to kick ass. It’s about gun control,” she told THR while visiting The Hollywood Reporter’s Sundance lounge, adding that Refinery29 has signed on to make the film (Come Swim was produced via the Refinery29′s Shatterbox Anthology).

Stewart came to THR’s lounge on Friday, just after Donald Trump had been sworn in as president. Politics was very much on the minds of many at the festival.

“You don’t have to be a politically involved person to be uber aware of the fact that very basic humanitarian ideas are being so incredibly trampled on,” said Stewart.

Stewart’s first film Come Swim is described as a diptych of one man’s day — half impressionist and half realist portraits.

“My movie is about some guy who goes through heartbreak and is super sad about it, and that was my friend thing I was thinking about for three years. And it feels really first-world white people problems, and I came here a little bit nervous about it considering the timing because people are going to be like — that doesn’t matter,” she said. “But I feel like things are going to shift in this really beautiful way.

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Videos & Portraits of Kristen at the IMDB Studio for “Come Swim” Sundance : Jan 20,2017

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ผู้กำกับ Kristen Stewart ให้สัมภาษณ์ Kevin Smith ที่ IMDb Studio Sundance : Jan 20,2017

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ผู้กำกับ Kristen กับ  Josh Kaye นักแสดงนำ ‘Come Swim’ และ Teresa Palmer

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“Come Swim” Sundance Portraits for WireImage

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Portraits ของ ผู้กำกับ Kristen และนักแสดงนำชาย  Josh Kaye

สำหรับ WireImage เพื่อโปรโมท  Come Swim – Sundance

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Bringing Impressionism to Life with Neural Style Transfer in Come Swim : Co- Authored by Kristen Stewart

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รูป painting วาดโดย Kristen Stewart

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The painting that drove the story and aesthetic for Come Swim.

Image used with permission, (c) 2017 Starlight Studios LLC & Kristen Stewart.

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บทความ research paper ที่เขียนโดย Kristen Stewart ร่วมกับ Bhautik J Joshi

Kristen Stewart Publishes Research Paper On Using Artificial Intelligence To Create Art.

Kristen Stewart is much more than an actress.

The “Twilight” star co-authored a research paper, which published Wednesday

on Cornell Univerity’s ArXiv, an online cache of non-peer reviewed research.

The paper investigates the use of artificial intelligence technology called “Neural Style Transfer”

to re-create several scenes from her new short film, “Come Swim”

in the style of the impressionistic painting that inspired it — which was also created by Stewart!

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Bringing Impressionism to Life with Neural Style Transfer in Come Swim

: Co- Authored by Kristen Stewart

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คลิกที่รูปขยายใหญ่เพื่ออ่าน

ติดตาม : Come Swim

Source : PDF  & create.adobe.com Via Ketan Joshi

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“Come Swim” will have its World Premiere at Sundance : Jan 19,2017

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** แจ้งมาเพื่อทราบ

ทุกรูป ข่าว เรื่องราว ของ Kristen จะอัพเดตที่ @KSTEWART_THAI twitter

  & @KristenStewartTHAI Facebook เป็นที่แรกตามเวลาจริง

จะมาเพิ่มเติมรายละเอียดที่หน้าเวปนี้ภายหลัง

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“We are the same. We are plain. Plain as day. Plain as a glorious new day.”

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Come Swim ภาพยนตร์สั้น (17.5 นาที) เรื่องแรกที่ Kristen Stewart เขียนบทเอง และ กำกับเอง

ได้รับการคัดเลือกเปิดตัวฉาย World Premiere ที่เทศกาลภาพยนตร์ Sundance 2017 ที่ Lake City , Utah

ในวันที่ 19 มกราคม 2017

This is a diptych of one man’s day, half impressionist and half realist portraits.This short presents two perspectives of one man’s saturated day — an impressionistic portrait of sourcing one’s need and the inability to absorb it. “We are the same. We are plain. Plain as day. Plain as a glorious new day.”

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BTS : รูปเบื้องหลังการกำกับ Come Swim ของ Kristen Stewart

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เธอล้ำหน้าไปอีกหลายก้าว อายุเพียง 26 แต่งานกำกับหนังสั้นเรื่องแรกของเธอ ได้ไปพรีเมียร์ที่ Sundance

Kristen ไป Sundance ครั้งแรก ปี 2004 ด้วยภาพยนตร์เรื่อง SPEAK & Catch That Kid

และเป็น Sundance Queen เพราะมีหนังไปร่วมงานแทบทุกปี 

ในปีนี้ 2017 เธอไปงานนี้ในฐานะ ผู้กำกับ !!

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“Come Swim” เป็นภาพยนตร์เรื่องที่ 10 ของ Kristen ที่ได้ไป Sundance !!!

2004 – Catch That Kid & Speak

2008 – The Yellow Handkerchief & What Just Happened

2009 – Adventureland

2010 – The Runaways & Welcome to The Rileys

2014 -  Camp X-Ray

2016 – Certain Women

2017 – Come Swim ( Director / Screenwriter)

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