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Director Lorcan Finnegan Talks ‘The Surfer’: ‘You Can’t Surf if You Don’t Suffer’

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Marta Balaga Irish director Lorcan Finnegan – already behind “Vivarium” – returns to Cannes with “The Surfer.” Starring Nicolas Cage, it follows a man who just wants to surf on a beach next to his old childhood home in Australia.

But he is not a local anymore and he will have to fight for it – or lose his mind. Nic’s character actually references “surfing as a metaphor for life.” Why did you want to explore – and maybe also mock – this philosophy? I met Thomas Martin, who wrote the film, years ago.

We wanted to do something together and then he mentioned “The Surfer.” It was about this one man, trying to deal with who he thinks he is and what he actually wants over the course of five days.

It felt very contained, challenging and appealing to me as a filmmaker. At the beginning of the film, The Surfer says: “You either surf, or get wiped out.” It all relates to the pressure he’s under, but I think it’s something we can relate to.

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