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WATCH: Nicole Holofcener Talks to Indiewire's Awards Season Spotlight

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood January 6, 2014 at 2:19PM

"Enough Said" writer-director Nicole Holofcener is today's honoree in Indiewire's ongoing Awards Season Spotlight interview series. Check out some video segments, below.
Nicole Holofcener, director of "Enough Said"
Daniel Bergeron Nicole Holofcener, director of "Enough Said"

"Enough Said" writer-director Nicole Holofcener is today's honoree in Indiewire's ongoing Awards Season Spotlight video interview series. Holofcener's lovely film, her fifth feature, stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus and the late James Gandolfini as divorcees who find a romantic spark, but not without some complicating (and hilariously bittersweet) factors. It's been getting awards buzz, for Best Film, Director, Screenplay and both Louis-Dreyfus and Gandolfini's performances, since its premiere on the fall festival circuit and September release.

Louis-Dreyfus told Indiewire that:

“I was a mammoth fan of every single one of Nicole’s previous films and very eager to work with her… Nicole was extremely collaborative. She was happy to dissect the psychological and emotional life of the character [of Eva in 'Enough Said'].”

Our 2010 TOH! video interview with Holofcener, on her previous film "Please Give," is here.

Holofcener on the importance of aspiring filmmakers writing what they know:

On Gandolfini's vulnerability as an actor, and his contributions to the film's dialogue:

On her favorite film topics (including first dates, awkward sex, and self-esteem about physical appearance):

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.