At the 66th MK3D, Mark Kermode answered questions from the audience on the recent BAFTA Nominations, comparable films to the ‘Terrible but Fun’ Moonfall and his favourite romcom for this upcoming Valentine’s day.
Mark was then joined by Jonas Poher Rasmussen – Writer and Director of the animated documentary Flee, Nominated for 2 BAFTAs and 3 Oscars. Jonas shares the origins of this remarkable story and how it found its way to him. The pair then discuss Jonas’ choices for his Guilty Pleasures – Once Upon a Time in the West and Karate Kid (1984).
Cherish Oteka then joined Mark on stage to talk about their BAFTA nominated short, The Black Cop – a documentary about the life of a Queer Black Police officer. They discuss how this story can resonate with everyone, regardless of race, gender or sexuality. Cherish then shares their passion for documenting the stories of people finding their identities.
The Directors James Spinney and Pete Middleton came to talk about their upcoming documentary, The Real Charlie Chaplin. Delving into the processes of making this film and having privileged access to the Chaplin Archives. They go on to discuss the Films That Changed Their Lives: Pete’s choice For All Man Kind and James’ choice of Cabaret.
Finally we were joined by Clio Barnard to talk about her new film Ali & Ava – a romantic film celebrating the ‘ordinary’ lives of two people from Bradford. Clio tells us of her dedication to portray Bradford accurately, with spotlight on the kindness of the community. Mark and Clio then talk about her choices for the Films That Changed Her Life: Rashomon and Performance, drawing ties on how these have influenced her works.
We close with Sound & Vision, showing Jennifer Hudson’s fantastic portrayal of Aretha Franklin in RESPECT.