Part I of a phone interview with Austrian director Markus Schleinzer to discuss his directorial debute, Michael. Schleinzer has worked as a casting director for over 60 films, including Michael Haneke's The Piano Teacher and The White Ribbon. Michael follows the eponymous character, an Austrian office worker, in the last few months of his life. It will be playing at Film Forum from February 15 to February 28. Hosted by Xueli Wang.