With awards season approaching, we delve into Germany’s Oscar-entry And Tomorrow the Entire World. This urgent political drama follows new Antifa member Luisa (Mala Emde) as she finds her feet in Germany’s anti-fascist organisation.
Anna’s first guest is the writer-director Julia von Heinz. Having based the film on personal experience, Julia talks about the terrifying moments she faced as a young Antifa member and how she tried to replicate that fear and frenzy onscreen. She further delves into the cinematography choices she made with DOP Daniela Knapp and recalls the casting process for her female protagonist. Anna and Julia discuss the powerful effect of a song and why the film is sadly so relevant today.
Next, Anna is joined by critics Emma Jones and Tara Judah. Together they unpack the film’s central female friendship and explore its portrait of youth. Prompted by her favourite scene, Emma dreams of life in a commune. From protests to pregnancy tests, the critics then turn to Kiwi comedy Baby Done. They talk about the pressures of impending motherhood, and praise the depiction of a woman who’s conflicted by her pregnancy. Finally, they offer a teaser review of upcoming revenge thriller Promising Young Woman.
Other movie mentions: Hunt for the Wilderpeople, The Breaker Upperers