Nair A Breath of Fresh Air

The Namesake
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NPR’s Terry Gross interviews filmmaker Mira Nair in this Fresh Air feature.

Nair speaks candidly about her latest project (The Namesake), and her first impression of Jhumpa Lahiri’s novel (“I read The Namesake purely by chance on a plane…I was just absolutely captured by the distillation of Jhumpa’s writing of, especially, the death of a parent. I felt like I had found solace, I had found a person in the world who understood exactly what I was feeling…I wanted to make the film as personal to the Lahiri family as Monsoon Wedding was to my family”).

Listen to the full 20-minute interview here.

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March 7, 2007
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