Critics Wendy Ide and Kate Muir take a deep dive into Tenet and the treatment of its female characters. The first blockbuster release since lockdown delivers an exciting, action-packed, time-twisting spectacle that calls for us to (safely!) return to the big screen, but does it have a problem with women?
Along with host Anna Smith, the critics explore the characters played by Elizabeth Debicki, Clémence Poésy and Dimple Kapadia, and consider them alongside Nolan’s past on-screen constructions of women. Listen now to find out the sinister meaning behind “fridging” and why you should watch Tenet twice. Beware of some moderate spoilers.
The critics also refer to James Bond and Back to the Future, and mention Xavier Dolan’s Matthias & Maxime, Amy Seimetz’s She Dies Tomorrow, and Shannon Murphy’s Babyteeth.