Films in LFF2019

This year my highlight of the festival was going to NFT1 to listen to an interview with Céline Sciamma, fabulously talented French writer director of Water Lilies, Tomboy, Girlhood (writer of the animated My Life as a Courgette) and in this year’s festival - her period piece Portrait of a Lady on Fire.

I also loved MONOS a film by Colombian filmmaker Alejandro Landes (with mainly street-cast kids and with that guy from Kings of Summer and actress Julianne Nicholson who will blow everyone away!), Alexis de Santos is also credited for helping with the writing and the fabulously talented Mica Levi for the score. This film was interesting on so many different levels. Not a subject matter I would usually flock to see, but I was completely taken in once I saw where it was going. You couldn’t help but think how intense the making of this film must have been too. The other extraordinary film I saw was called BEANPOLE by Russian filmmaker Kantemir Balagov (which is on Mubi just now - so catch it there if you can!!). It was like a work of art come to life. Again two amazing actresses - both (I think) also complete newcomers.


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Films in LFF2019

This year my highlight of the festival was going to NFT1 to listen to an interview with Céline Sciamma, fabulously talented French writer director of Water Lilies, Tomboy, Girlhood (writer of the animated My Life as a Courgette) and in this year’s festival - her period piece Portrait of a Lady on Fire.

First Time Directors

I have been thinking about the stigma and the draw surrounding this title. All my feature projects - and I guess my shorts too in terms of “feature status” - are pretty much with first time directors. Sometimes I long to be at the stage where I can be working with more established directors – albeit them also being the first-timers I’m working with, only them (and me) having MADE that first feature!!! –. Get me out of perpetual development please…

Experimental Film Award - CURTAS Vila do Conde

Suspended Island wins Vila Do Conde Parliament