Run Rabbit Run and Late Night With the Devil: meet the directors

Daina Reid, and Colin and Cameron Cairnes, discuss their hotly-tipped films, showing at the 2023 Sydney Film Festival.

Just in case you’re not across Succession and the quietly devastating excellence of Sarah Snook, director Daina Reid, who previously worked with the fellow Australian on ABC show The Secret River, says she’s almost too good.

‘She’s so amazingly talented, I kind of apologised to her after Secret River, because she would keep getting things in one take, so much so I ended up doing other takes just to be polite,’ Reid, who handled some of the most intense episodes of The Handmaid’s Tale, reveals. ‘She has this innate understanding of scenes and the work, who her character is and the nuance of it.’

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