Director Bernard Rose has a variety of films on his resume. He's directed everything from Immortal Beloved to Anna Karenina to Candyman to Ivans XTC, taking him from large Hollywood films to his own indie efforts, and Mr. Nice falls somewhere inbetween. It's a film based on the real-world exploits of Howard Marks, a UK folk hero known for importing massive amounts of marijuana into the country.
The film is just as eclectic as its director, who uses several different film stocks, camera, aspect ratios, and a lot of historical stock footage in the movie. We spoke with him at SXSW about the genesis of the film, Rhys Ifans and his portrayal of Marks, and his possible return to horror with his next film. Head on after the break for the full interview.5