The Film ProgrammeAuthor: BBC Radio 4
17 Aug 2018

The Film Programme

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The latest releases, the hottest stars and the leading directors, plus news and insights from the film world

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    Christopher Robin, Sir Richard Eyre

    With Antonia Quirke. Sir Richard Eyre discusses his re-union with novelist Ian McEwan with the release of The Children Act, three decades after they collaborated on The Ploughman's Lunch. Marc Forster discusses Christopher Robin, his take on what happened to Winnie The Pooh's friend after he left Hundred Acre Wood and got a job in the city Larushka Ivan-Zadeh and Rosemary Fletcher discuss the cross-over between children's and grown-up's movies.

  • Posted on 16 Aug 2018

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    Heathers

    With Antonia Quirke. Antonia talks to Heathers director Michael Lehmann, as the dark high school comedy is back in cinemas for its 30th anniversary. Catherine Bray and Angie Errigo trace its influence, from Mean Girls to The Craft. Kevin Brownlow talks about the film he began as a 17 year old and finished 8 years later. It Happened Here, which imagined what would have happened if the Nazis had invaded Britain, was shot on Sundays with a cast of non-professional actors and passers-by, and was funded by the meagre wages from his lowly office job.

  • Posted on 09 Aug 2018

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    How Do You Solve A Problem Like My Fair Lady

    Platonic love story or patriarchal nightmare? Melody Bridges and Caitlin Benedict debate.

  • Posted on 07 Aug 2018

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    Maurice

    James Wilby remembers starring in Maurice, a story of the forbidden love between two men amid the stifling conformity of Edwardian England. As James Ivory's film adaption of EM Forster's novel returns to cinemas this summer Wilby looks back on filming alongside Hugh Grant and how the film was overlooked in Britain in in 1987. Rosamund Pike and director Patrick Kennedy talk about the art of phoning it in. From their short film, The Human Voice, which consists entirely of Rosamund on the phone for 18 minutes to some of cinema's must iconic on the phone scenes. Presenter: Antonia Quirke Producer: Kate Bullivant.

  • Posted on 02 Aug 2018

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    Apostasy

    Daniel Kokotajlo explains how his upbringing as a Jehovah's Witness informed his debut film Apostasy. The drama stars Siobhan Finneran as a dedicated Jehovah's Witness, whose two teenage daughters begin to struggle to reconcile their beliefs with the secular world around them. Editors Emma E Hickox and Rebecca Lloyd discuss how they first got into the cutting room and how diplomacy is a key skill when editing a film. Jason Stalman, the lead animator on Wes Anderson's stop-motion film, Isle of Dogs, talks through the artistry and challenges behind creating Chief, Rex, Nutmeg and the other canine characters in the film. He also reveals how watching old acting performances from Bill Murray and Tilda Swinton informed the way the dogs were animated. Presenter: Francine Stock Producer: Kate Bullivant.

  • Posted on 26 Jul 2018

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