Interview: In ‘Driveways,’ Andrew Ahn longs for connection [VIDEO]
Whether it’s his short films, his award-winning feature breakthrough Spa Night or his latest film, Driveways, the creation of connection between people is at the core of Andrew Ahn’s work.
Driveways tells the story of a lonesome boy (brilliant newcomer Lucas Jaye) accompanies his wearied and scattered mother (Spirit Award nominee Hong Chau) on a trip to clean out his late aunt’s house, and ends up forming an unexpected friendship with the retiree who lives next door, played with empathetic perfection by Brian Dennehy.
Although it debuted way back in 2019 at the Berlin Film Festival, Driveways has gained new visibility thanks to its availability on Showtime and Hulu and the supporting actor critics mentions for the late Brian Dennehy.
I talked with Ahn about expectations post-Spa Night, expanding the world of Asian cinema, working with the late Dennehy on one of his last films and the queer coding of the Driveways‘ young protagonist.
Driveways is currently streaming on Showtime and available On Demand.
Andrew Ahn image courtesy of Sam Aronov / Shutterstock