Danny Boyle’s latest film “Trance,” which opens in limited release on April 5, tells the story of three characters, one that wouldn’t be so complicated if it wasn’t for the painting heist, hypnosis, and amnesia.
In this exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette from the film, Boyle and his cast talk a bit about the confusing nature of the film and how the audience will still be able to relate even when they don’t know what’s going on.
“The problem for all of the characters in this film is this idea of perception and reality,” Boyle says. “Who’s to say what is real, really?”
James McAvoy, who plays the man at the center of the psychedelic crime drama, explains that making a performance relatable is key to keeping the audience connected. “One of the things about this film is that the performances have to be really nailed down because when the audience, when they’re meant to be in a position that they really don’t know what’s happening, they can still latch onto the performances,” he says.
“Trance” opens in limited release on April 5.