Hany Abu-Assad on ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’

Episode 18

10th March 2022

Oscar-nominated Palestinian director Hany Abu-Assad (HUDA’S SALON) shares his thoughts on life, art, and resistance through the lens of Jack Nicholson’s McMurphy in ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST.

Episode notes

Acclaimed director Hany Abu-Assad is a real standup guy. Randle McMurphy…eh, not so much. But ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST has us rooting for McMurphy nonetheless, and for a young Hany, he offered a glimpse into the nature of oppression, and the power of creativity as a form of resistance. No, really! 

After Jordan and Hany have a deep and thoughtful conversation about all that, and about his new film, HUDA’S SALON…Jordan has one quick thing to say about something else deep: the new trailer for DEEP WATER


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