In the 6th online show, Mark is joined by 5 fantastic guests and takes a look back at the 64th BFI London Film Festival.
Offering a round-up of this year’s LFF, Tricia Tuttle explains how the Festival successfully adapted to national restrictions and talks about her personal highlights. Tricia and Mark further discuss the safety measures cinemas have in place and are optimistic about the future of the industry.
Mark then chats to the creators of two of the Festival’s most talked about titles. First up is the star, producer and co-writer of Mogul Mowgli, the brilliant Riz Ahmed. An intimate and fantastical portrait of a British Pakistani rapper on the cusp of his first world tour, Riz describes the film as a Sufi Horror Musical Comedy. They also cover Riz’s personal links to the story and look at the film’s themes of art and identity.
Next up, Mark talks to some great minds behind another LFF favourite, After Love. Joanna Scanlan talks about her leading role as a widow who uncovers her late husband’s secret and Aleem Khan reveals the process behind writing and directing his very personal drama about duplicity and the construction of identity.
Moving on from the LFF, Mark welcomes back director Ben Wheatley to talk about his remake of Rebecca. They discuss updating the story for a modern audience and casting the iconic characters. Mark also quizzes Ben about his third collaboration with composer Clint Mansell.
Finally, the show pays tribute to David Byrne’s American Utopia, one of Tuttle’s festival favourites, for our concluding Sound and Vision moment.