David Lowery talks 'The Old Man & The Gun' – Robert Redford’s final role

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After his critically-acclaimed 2013 Texas crime drama Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, his fantasist kids film Pete’s Dragon, and last year’s mesmerising meditation on time and grief A Ghost Story, American director David Lowery once again switches gears with the Robert Redford-starring The Old Man & The Gun.

In what Redford has since declared to be his last role, this 1970s-set cop-and-robber film is as much a modern play with the tropes of that genre as it is a tribute to – and a study of – Redford’s star persona. We talked with Lowery about his understanding of Redford’s iconicity, and how his subconscious seems to always drive him to explore existential questions, whatever genre he works in.