Five Favorite Films With Submarine Director Richard Ayoade

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Richard Ayoade is well known to fans of British TV as geek genius Moss on The IT Crowd, while his cult credentials extend to roles in Chris Morris' acerbic classic Nathan Barley and the surreal comedy series The Mighty Boosh. What the rest of the film world may not know -- and are about to discover -- is that he's also a talented and original director. This week, Ayoade's debut feature Submarine surfaces in cinemas, following on from its critically-acclaimed run in the UK. Based on the novel by Joe Dunthorne, the film charts the strange odyssey of 15-year-old Oliver Tate (Craig Roberts) -- a peculiar miscreant in the lineage of Holden Caulfield, Antoine Doinel and Max Fischer -- as he falls for a quixotic girl (Yasmin Paige) and tries to keep his parents (Noah Taylor and Sally Hawkins) from splitting apart. Though it carries on the tradition of idiosyncratic coming-of-age cinema, Submarine also leaves its own imprint by staying true to the emotions of its characters. We caught up with Richard recently, where he chatted about Submarine and talked through his Five Favorite Films. Read on for more.Back to Article