In 2016, Oscar-nominated Canadian director Kim Nguyen premiered Two Lovers and Bear, his angular, Arctic-based drama starring Tatiana Maslany and Dane DeHaan at the Toronto International Film Festival. In 2017, he moves to a warmer climate to bring us Eye on Juliet starring Joe Cole (Peaky Blinders, Black Mirror) and French beauty Lina El Arabi.
Cole plays a pipeline security watchman who, while piloting his robotic drone spider from the United States, becomes fascinated by a Middle Eastern woman (El Arabi) lingering near the North African pipeline he’s paid to watch via monitor. It’s a bizarre romantic drama between two people who are worlds apart.
I spoke with stars Joe Cole and Lina El Arabi about why they wanted to be a part of this film and about working with Canadian director Kim Nguyen. ( Also below is my interview with director Kim Nguyen)
Eye On Juliet is playing in select theatres and will open wider throughout Canada.