In this web-only edition of The Treatment, Elvis Mitchell interviews Irish director Neil Jordan during the Toronto International Film Festival about his latest movie. The Brave One, starring Jodie Foster, is about what happens when one is driven mad by grief. In this case it happens to Foster's character, Erica Bain, a pubic radio journalist in New York. When she and her boyfriend are viciously attacked, he is left dead and Bain is left devastated.
Neil Jordan talks to Elvis Mitchell about what drew him to this script, the difference between working in Hollywood and Ireland or Europe, the culture of guns and retributive violence in Ireland and the United States.