Soderbergh speaks on Che, baffles blogger. (SpoutBlog)
Soderbergh, who showed up to today’s post-NYFF screening press conference wearing a scruffy Che-reminiscent beard, admitted that he began working on the film (he and Del Toro started discussing the project in 200) long before he managed to define his attraction to his subject. “Sometime you say yes, and you’re not sure why you said yes,” the director said. “I went in with ore of an idea of what I didn’t want to do than what I did want to do.”
“It wasn’t until the films were finished, right around Cannes, that I realized…it was about engagement versus disengagement. Every day in our lives, we’re making decisons. Do we want to participate, or do we want to observe? And I realised that what was compelling to me about Che was that when he decided to engage, he engaged fully.”
If only the same could be said of the filmmaker.