Milos Stehlik Interviews Felix Van Groeningen

LA Premiere of “Beautiful Boy”
Steve Carell, left, Nancy Carell, right, and their children John Carell, center left, and Elisabeth Anne Carell arrive at the premiere of "Beautiful Boy" on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif. Richard Shotwell / Invision/AP
LA Premiere of “Beautiful Boy”
Steve Carell, left, Nancy Carell, right, and their children John Carell, center left, and Elisabeth Anne Carell arrive at the premiere of "Beautiful Boy" on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif. Richard Shotwell / Invision/AP

Milos Stehlik Interviews Felix Van Groeningen

Milos Stehlik interviews the world’s great and innovative filmmakers. For today’s Master Class, he’ll chat with Belgian film director and screenwriter, Felix Van Groeningen. He was nominated for the Best Foreign Film Academy Award for The Broken Circle Breakdown. Van Groeningen is set to release his first English-language movie with the upcoming Beautiful Boy, starring Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet, Maura Tierney, and Amy Ryan. Based in part on the memoir Beautiful Boy by David Sheff, the story centers on the years-long struggle of a family dealing with drug addiction. Stehlik, WBEZ’s film contributor and director at Facets Chicago, talks with Van Groeningen about the film and his challenges in producing for an English-speaking audience. “Beautiful Boy” is now showing in the Chicago area at AMC River East 21, Landmark Century Centre Cinema, and Century 12 Evanston/CinéArts 6 and XD.