Remembering John Kastner, whose contribution to documentary was recently honoured with an award presented in his name at Hot Docs.
John Kastner was charmed by POV’s advocacy of him wanting to be called the Dostoevsky of documentary, but that term didn’t completely capture the immensely talented director of documentaries such as NCR:
POV sat down with John Kastner to talk about his films and career as he was preparing for the premiere of Out of Mind, Out of Sight at Hot Docs.
With NCR: Not Criminally Responsible at Hot Docs, John Kastner’s films continue to be preoccupied with weightily Dostoyevskian themes.
In the Name of the Family and Life with Murder are tragic and terrifying films by John Kastner and Shelley Saywell.