Brit Marling & Zal Batmanglij

Brittany Heyworth Marling (born August 7, 1982, Chicago, Illinois) is an American writer, producer, director, and actress. Zal Batmanglij (born 1980/1981) is an American film director and screenwriter. He directed and co-wrote the 2011 film Sound of My Voice and the 2013 film The East, both of which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. 5.0/5

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The Discovery - An interesting Sci-Fi premise. This is the sort of film you'd expect from the likes of Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij. (B+)
I don't know? I guess you haven't watched any of the Brit Marling / Zal Batmanglij film? Did you like Sense8?
[SPOILERS] Answers and thoughts from a Brit Marling & Zal Batmanglij Q&A
A4. Lately Im a big fan of the work of Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij.
Saw a very interesting movie last night called "The East" directed by Zal Batmanglij and starring Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgård, and Ellen Page. It is about a Private Security Operative who is asked to infiltrate an ecoterrorist group. Along the way she starts to understand and appreciate their motivations. It is thought provoking, very well acted and highly recommended by Laura and I.
New on IB: Movie Review: The East - Written by Zal Batmanglij, Brit Marling and directed by Zal Batmanglij the Eas...
Two years after "Another Earth" and "Sound of My Voice" catapulted her to indie-icon status at Sundance, Brit Marling reunited with her "Sound of My Voice" director and co-writer Zal Batmanglij for the Fox Searchlight thriller "The East," now available on DVD and Blu-ray.
Q&A: Brit Marling, Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij, and Director Zal Batmanglij on Sound of My Voice
From producer Ridley Scott and directed by Zal Batmanglij comes this taut, sexy thriller starring Brit Marling,...
another excellent film from Brit Marling & Zal Batmanglij.
The East: Director Zal Batmanglij and actress Brit Marling – who co-wrote the cult-infiltration thriller Sound of...
Now watching Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgård and Ellen Page in Zal Batmanglij's The East
Watched, "The East" and it's pretty good. Not sure why Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij keep writing about cult group behaviors but... okay.
Never thought I'd ever like a leftist film but 'The East' is an interesting thriller about a cult of Eco Terrorists...!! How refreshing it is to see a thriller with a cool female protagonist..!! Loved the mood and tone of the film...!! Brit Marling is such a vast talent... The gorgeous young Indie film maker..!! Hope Zal Batmanglij and Brit Marling make more Sociopolitical thrillers..!!!
There's a lot to like about Zal Batmanglij's THE EAST; it's tense, thought-provoking, well-performed & stars the talented Brit Marling (1/2)
The East - Dir - Zal Batmanglij. 4 out of 5. Tight little thriller that gets a little sloppy at the end. Brit Marling is a star.
TheEast: Zal Batmanglij strikes again, with a simple but efficient ecologic spy movie. Good actors, Brit Marling is incredible.
3/4 stars Making a film which attempts to empathize with terrorists is a very difficult task. I know this because just saying so probably raised a few eyebrows. Just the word'terrorist' comes with a very specific image; an image which is dehumanizing and incredibly simplistic. Don't misunderstand me, I'm not at all suggesting that we sympathize with such people. All I'm trying to get across is that the issue is much more complicated than that. Understanding a problem is a very important part of solving it. It's nice to know that screenwriter/actress Brit Marling and director Zal Batmanglij understand the importance of empathy and are able to use it as a great storytelling tool. The East stars Marling as a former federal agent who now has a career at Hiller Brood. Her first assignment is to go undercover within The East. The East are an eco-terrorism group  led by Benji (Alexander Skarsgard) who target large corporations and pharmaceutical companies who profit off of their damage to the environment and t ...
Suspenseful, ludicrous, fascinating, and utterly unsubtle, Zal Batmanglij's "The East" plays like an unholy mash-up of "Martha Marcy May Marlene" and "Alias." The film builds on the themes of cult and identity that Batmanglij and his star Brit Marling explored artfully in their breakout debut "The S...
Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij re team for The East. Not quite as good as Sound of My Voice, but worth your time.
Brit Marling re-teams with her SOUND OF MY VOICE director, Zal Batmanglij, in - Indie Film Guru:
Here's the interview with The East's Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij: .
Zal Batmanglij seems to have a thing for both Apples & Purging. Or maybe it's Brit Marling? Impossible to tell, really. It's all muddled...
Inside The East With Filmmakers Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij: The East is an engaging eco-terrorism espiona...
THE EAST, a suspenseful and provocative espionage thriller from acclaimed writer-director Zal Batmanglij and writer-actress Brit Marling, stars Marling as former FBI agent Sarah Moss.  Moss is starting a new career at Hiller Brood, an elite private intelligence firm that ruthlessly protects the...
Directed by Zal Batmanglij. With Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgård, Jason Ritter, Julia Ormond. An operative for an elite private intelligence firm finds her priorities irrevocably changed after she is tasked with infiltrating an anarchist group known for executing covert attacks upon major corporat...
Had the pleasure to sit down and chat with Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij of The East earlier today! Look out...
Interesting viewing for independent filmmakers! Sound of My Voice, Zal Batmanglij, Brit Marling via
I had a chat with the cast of ‘The East’ at SXSW:     Zal Batmanglij and Brit Marling, the filmmaker duo behin...
Zal Batmanglij and Brit Marling went and made two movies about cults. About to watch the first, Sound of My Voice.
Video: The East. From Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij, the team behind Sound of My Voice.
Well done Zal Batmanglij & Brit Marling! Sound of my voice is as good a lo-fi sci-fi movie as anyone can make. Take a bow!
This lean and compelling budget feature from first-time director Zal Batmanglij sees two filmmakers infiltrate a Californian basement cult, seeking to expose as a fraud its post-apocalyptic messiah Maggie (played by co-writer Brit Marling, star of Another Earth), who claims to be from the future. Dr...
Zal Batmanglij's original picks for The East's cast was Brit Marling, Andrew Garfield and Rooney Mara. How amazing would that have been?
See what went down behind the scenes in this SOUND OF MY VOICE making of, featuring director Zal Batmanglij and lead Brit Marling.
'Sound of My Voice': Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij on cults and time travel
You and a guest are cordially invited to attend a free advanced screening of the ultra-original and smartly written Sundance Film Festival sensation, Sound of My Voice, followed by a Q&A with co-writer/director Zal Batmanglij and co-writer/star Brit Marling!!! ***As a courtesy to our guest, we a...
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