In this episode of Girls On Film, we focus on the fantastic feminist period drama, The Colour Room. The film tells the story of working class Clarice Cliff, the first female ceramist in the pottery factories of Stoke-On-Trent, England, who revolutionised her workplace in the early 20th century. Her mantra? ‘It doesn’t make me any less of an artist to have a little fun at work.’ The Colour Room has a feminist narrative, but it’s also an universal story about following your dreams and believing in your talent.
Our host Anna Smith is joined by the female force behind The Colour Room: four women who epitomise the spirit of Girls On Film. They are the director, Claire McCarthy, the writer Claire Peate and Caspian Films producers Thembisa Cochrane and Georgie Paget.
Clarice Cliff wanted to enjoy her work and have fun while doing it – and our Girls On Film guests clearly did the same making The Colour Room.
The four discuss their 2022 BAFTA longlisted film, starting from their discovery of Clarice Cliff and her work, to how they came to work together to tell her story.
The conversation delves into Phoebe Dynevor’s and Matthew Goode’s brilliant performances as Clarice Cliff and Colley Shorter.
The Colour Room is now available to watch on Sky Cinema.