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The Screen Show
55 minutes | Jul 7, 2022
NAIDOC Week + two exciting directors from Finland + on the red carpet with Chris Hemsworth and Taika Waititi
For NAIDOC Week we're joined by Warren H. Williams, co-creator & star of a unique and stunningly shot new crime series, True Colours, NITV's first foray into longform drama, and filmmaker Larissa Behrendt, who talks about Warriors on the Field, a celebration of Indigenous Australia and its long-standing history and connection with Australian football. Two exciting directors from Finland will also be along.....Juho Kuosmanen and Mikko Myllylahti, for a conversation about Finnish storytelling and their new films, the Cannes winning Compartment No. 6 (Juho Kuosmanen), and The Woodcutter Story (Mikko Myllylahti), both set to screen in Australia. Plus, Sunil and a very special guest are on the red carpet for the premiere of Thor: Love and Thunder and put some questions to Taika Waititi and Chris Hemsworth.
54 minutes | Jun 30, 2022
The cinematographer who shot Baz Luhrmann's Elvis + the Netflix malaise + Claudia O' Doherty
We meet Mandy Walker, the pioneering Australian cinematographer who shot Baz Luhrmann's epic film Elvis. TV writer Wenlei Ma is along with an analysis of where streaming services, particularly Netflix, have gone wrong recently and what they can do to remain relevant in the current landscape, and L.A. based Aussie actor Claudia O'Doherty speaks to us about her career and latest role on a quirky series about class and capitalism called Killing It.
54 minutes | Jun 23, 2022
Baz Luhrmann is back with Elvis + the stars of The Boys + Nude Tuesday
A chat with the inimitable Baz Lurhmann about what he thinks Elvis, his first new film in nearly a decade might add to the legend and mythology of the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley. We've all heard of Taco Tuesday, but how about Nude Tuesday? Aussie actor Damon Herriman stars in a deliriously silly NZ set comedy about love, nudity and gibberish and he's along to tell us all about it + the question of power, who has it, what they do with it and how to get it, is central to the funny and gory superhero satire The Boys....we meet a bunch of the stars ahead of the Season 3 launch, including Chace Crawford, Jack Quaid and Karen Fukuhara.
54 minutes | Jun 16, 2022
Legendary U.S. documentarian Frederick Wiseman + actor Jack Davenport + a doc about Greek exile music
The great documentarian Frederick Wiseman is being celebrated this month at Sydney Film Festival & ACMI with a retrospective of ten seminal films which chronicle American life and institutions. 92 year old Wiseman is our guest. British actor Jack Davenport who appears in series' like The Morning Show, 90s cult classic This Life, and films including the Pirates of the Caribbean series, talks about his role as the lead character in Ten Percent, a UK remake of the French hit Call my Agent, and filmmaker Mary Zournazi traces the history and her own connection to a Greek music born of exile in her documentary My Rembetika Blues.
55 minutes | Jun 9, 2022
Sydney Film Festival preview + Iranian star Amir Jadidi + British filmmaker Terence Davies
Nashen Moodley, artistic director of Sydney Film Festival is in to talk festival highlights as the event opens this week. He's joined by the curators of Screenability, a section of SFF that shines a spotlight on people with disability, and also the Travelling Film Festival, which showcases this world-class cinema in regional locations Amir Jadidi, Iranian star of Oscar and Cannes winning director Asghar Farhadi's new film A Hero, talks about the complex themes raised in this powerful drama about family, vulnerability and debt, and as the great British filmmaker Terence Davies' mesmerising new film Benediction releases, we revisit an excerpt of a conversation he had with Jason Di Rosso as it premiered at the 2021 British Film Festival.
54 minutes | Jun 2, 2022
Obi-Wan Kenobi + the man behind Heartstopper + screenwriter Kodie Bedford
As Obi-Wan Kenobi, the latest incarnation in the Star Wars universe arrives, we meet Deborah Chow, the first female director in the film franchise's history, as well as one of the stars of the series, Moses Ingram. We're also joined this week by Executive Producer Patrick Walters from See-Saw Films who are behind a slate of the best TV right now including Heartstopper and The Essex Serpent, plus, screenwriter Kodie Bedford, who's credits include Mystery Road, Squinters, Troppo and Firebite joins us for a career chat.
54 minutes | May 26, 2022
Little Tornadoes + Ablaze + a new short film by Nash Edgerton
Writer-director Aaron Wilson on Little Tornadoes, his beautiful portrait of life in small town Australia in 1971, a time when the country was swept up in change. Opera singer Tiriki Onus on his debut film Ablaze, where together with filmmaker Alec Morgan he uncovers a 70-year-old lost film made by the first Aboriginal filmmaker, his grandfather William ‘Bill’ Onus. Plus, Nash Edgerton joins us from Dublin to talk about his latest film, a short about a couple of pranksters which he stars in alongside Rose Byrne called Shark, set to play at St Kilda Film Festival.
54 minutes | May 19, 2022
Director Sophie Hyde & Producer Chloe Rickard talk females in film + How To Please a Woman
We meet two Australian women making waves in film & TV to hear about their personal experiences in the industry....Chloe Rickard - Partner, COO and Executive Producer at Jungle Entertainment who are behind some of our most high-profile shows including No Activity, The Moodys and Wakefield; and Sophie Hyde - director of the feature films Animals, 52 Tuesdays and 2022 Sundance hit Good Luck To You Leo Grande which stars Emma Thompson. Plus, director Renee Webster on How To Please a Woman, a lively female liberation drama with Sally Phillips in the lead (Veep, Bridget Jones), about a woman in her fifties who starts an all-male house house cleaning business.
54 minutes | May 12, 2022
Leah Purcell's The Drover's Wife + a doc about cult band The Triffids + Barons
Director Leah Purcell and actor Rob Collins on The Drover's Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson, Purcell's powerful post-colonial revision of a short story by Henry Lawson, which in her hands becomes a mesmerising outback western presented through a feminist, First Nations lens. Plus, Jonathan Alley tells us how he wove his admiration for cult band The Triffids into the beautiful documentary Love in Bright Landscapes, and Liz Doran, the co-creator and lead writer on a new 1970's set surf series Barons explains why this was a moment in time she was inspired to put on screen.
54 minutes | May 5, 2022
Hugh Bonneville on playing Roald Dahl + Cannes winner To Chiara
British actor Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey, Paddington) talks about playing the writer Roald Dahl in the new film To Olivia, set in the late 1950s, early 1960s, a period when he was married to American actor Patricia Neale and the couple lost their young child to measles. Plus, African American Italian director Jonas Carpignano on To Chiara, which won Best European Film at Cannes and follows a young Calabrian woman who learns some difficult family truths upon her father's disappearance.
54 minutes | Apr 28, 2022
Interviews with directors Kogonada and Céline Sciamma
Two interviews with directors who have made films about families, parenting and memory…...you’ll meet Korean-American writer director and film critic Kogonada, who talks about his mysterious, gentle sci-fi film After Yang, set in a near future society where androids can be bought as companions. Plus, French filmmaker Céline Sciamma , who’s new film is called Petit Maman, and asks the question, what if a child could travel back in time and meet their mother or father at the same age?
54 minutes | Apr 21, 2022
Nicolas Cage plays Nicolas Cage + Tom Blyth is Billy the Kid
Director Tom Gormican on The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, and how he convinced Nicolas Cage to play himself in a meta-comedy-thriller about fame, bankruptcy and movies. Plus, British actor Tom Blyth is Billy the Kid in a new streaming series from Vikings creator Michael Hirst. He explains how a kid from Nottingham ended up playing one of the most famous figures of the wild west.
54 minutes | Apr 14, 2022
The Northman + trippy series Outer Range + a French abortion drama
Hollywood director Robert Eggers on his Viking epic The Northman, a revenge thriller that follows a Prince seeking justice for the murder of his father, with an all-star cast including Alexander Skarsgård and Nicole Kidman. British actress Imogen Poots on the trippy neo-Western thriller Outer Range, and Audrey Diwan, winner of the Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival discusses her intimate film Happening, which follows a bright young student seeking an abortion in 1960's France.
54 minutes | Apr 7, 2022
Action movie master Michael Bay + a pioneering Australian cinematographer
One of the world's most successful box office entertainers, Michael Bay (The Rock, Armageddon, Pearl Harbour, Transformers), speaks about his latest blockbuster, the explosive heist thriller Ambulance, in which Jake Gyllenhaal and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II star as adoptive brothers on a car chase through L.A. in a stolen ambulance. And, the story of an Australian film pioneer comes to life in a new documentary called When the Camera Stopped Rolling, a very personal tale of trailblazing and trauma told through the lens of cinematographer Jane Castle about her mother Lilias Fraser.
54 minutes | Mar 30, 2022
Oscar celebrated cinematographers Greig Fraser & Ari Wegner + Chris Chung stars in Slow Horses
This week the Academy Awards celebrated Australian cinematographers Greig Fraser, who took home an Oscar for his work on Denis Villeneuve's Dune, and Ari Wegner, who was nominated for The Power of The Dog, a film which took home the best director award for Jane Campion. We re-visit conversations with both. Plus, UK based Australian actor Christopher Chung who joins Gary Oldman and Kristin Scott-Thomas in the new spy series Slow Horses.
54 minutes | Mar 23, 2022
Mariama Diallo's campus horror + Uberto Pasolini's Nowhere Special
Streaming on Amazon Prime, Master is a gothic horror set on a haunted university campus that examines the ongoing legacy of American racism. We're joined by director Mariama Diallo. Plus, Uberto Pasolini, the producer behind The Full Monty on his new, Belfast-set film Nowhere Special, a tender drama about a father-son relationship where tragedy looms.
58 minutes | Mar 16, 2022
Courtney Barnett on 16mm + Sebastian Stan on dating app thriller Fresh
Melbourne filmmaker Danny Cohen on Anonymous Club, his 16mm doc about Melbourne musician Courtney Barnett, an introspective, introverted & reluctant world-famous rock-star. Plus, U.S. director Mimi Cave talks about her horror take on the meet-cute/rom-com in Fresh and Hollywood star Sebastian Stan on getting into character for his villainous role.
58 minutes | Mar 9, 2022
Mia Hansen-Løve on Bergman Island + Joanna Hogg's The Souvenir II
French writer-director Mia Hansen-Løve on her English language debut Bergman Island, a film that engages with the legacy of Ingmar Bergman as a couple retreat to the pristine Swedish island of Fårö where the filmmaker shot some of his most famous films, looking to find inspiration, and, British director Joanna Hogg on the sequel to The Souvenir, her lauded 2021 film. The Souvenir II continues to follow an ambitious film student in 1980's Britain, this time in the aftermath of the turbulent relationship at the centre of the first film, with a magnetic and manipulative older man.
54 minutes | Mar 2, 2022
Punk period biopic Miss Marx + a new doc spotlights First Nations singer-songwriters Archie Roach & Ruby Hunter
Susanna Nicchiarelli discusses her period biopic Miss Marx, a vibrant take on the life of Karl Marx's youngest daughter Eleanor, who was among the first women to link the themes of feminism and socialism. Plus, filmmaker Philippa Bateman spotlights First Nations singer-songwriters Archie Roach and Ruby Hunter in the new documentary Wash My Soul in the River's Flow, a cinematic interpretation of a legendary concert from 2004 interwoven with archival footage to ultimately present a story of loss, love and home.
54 minutes | Feb 23, 2022
Kosovan Sundance winner Hive + a stunning exploration of Uni life in India
Filmmaker Blerta Basholli on her Albanian-Kosovan drama Hive, which became the first film in Sundance history to win all three main awards in its World Cinema category – the Grand Jury Prize, the Audience Award and the Directing Award. It's based on the true story of a widow who becomes an entrepreneur after losing her husband in the Kosovo War. Plus, A Night of Knowing Nothing, a stunning exploration of university life in India as a student writes letters to her estranged lover. These letters grant insight into the drastic changes taking place around her and the life of her and her fellow students. Director Payal Kapadia joins us from her home in Mumbai.
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