Pawel Pawlikowski is one of those directors who pursues dreams and art instead of dollar signs and it is working out just fine when you consider such films as “Last Resort” and “My Summer of Love.” Add to that, “The Woman in the Fifth,” based on the best-selling novel by Douglas Kennedy about a man attempting to reconnect with his daughter after a long mysterious absence. We find him in Paris, apparently lost and without his medication. Add to this chaos, a strange woman who may save, or destroy, our tattered hero.
And our hero is none other than Ethan Hawke. He sat down with Tribeca Films and provided an insightful look at where we’re headed in film and where he sees himself in the mix. You can read the full interview here.
“The Woman in the Fifth” opens this Friday in New York at Village East Cinema and Lincoln Plaza Cinemas. It stars Ethan Hawke, Kristin Scott Thomas and Joanna Kulig.