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Interviews and analysis from the world of cinema. Francine Stock talks to directors, writers and critics about the latest film releases, classics on DVD and movies on television.

Interviews and analysis from the world of cinema. Francine Stock talks to directors, writers and critics about the latest film releases, classics on DVD and movies on television.
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Interviews and analysis from the world of cinema. Francine Stock talks to directors, writers and critics about the latest film releases, classics on DVD and movies on television.

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English


Episodes

Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett

6/21/2018
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Francine Stock meets Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett to discuss Ocean's 8 and their plans to tackle gender inequality in the film industry. Comedian Rosemary Fletcher argues that all-female reboots smack of women-only train carriages, and that women should have their own stories, not cast-offs from male stars. Film producer Trudie Styler discusses her directorial debut Freak Show reveals why she went behind the camera for the first time in 25 years in the movie business.

Duration:00:29:44

Mind the Gap: Argentinian New Wave

6/18/2018
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Critics Larushka Ivan-Zadeh and Tim Robey on the Argentinian New Wave.

Duration:00:11:02

Alternate Realities at Sheffield Doc/Fest

6/15/2018
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Francine & Caitlin don headsets, download apps, and get immersed at Sheffield Doc/Fest

Duration:00:15:48

Hereditary

6/14/2018
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Francine Stock talks to Ari Aster, the director of the film dubbed the scariest of the year, Hereditary. He explains why Mike Leigh was the greatest influence on his horror movie. Francine and Caitlin Benedict visit the Sheffield Documentary Festival, where they encounter film-maker Mark Cousins, enter two containers marked Hate and Hope as part of an installation by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, experience what it's like to be a soldier under fire in Iraq in a virtual reality piece...

Duration:00:36:16

The Film Programme Goes to Sheffield Doc/Fest

6/9/2018
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Francine and her plucky sidekick Caitlin choose Hope or Hate at Sheffield Doc/Fest

Duration:00:03:42

The Attenborough Archive

6/7/2018
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Francine Stock visits the archive of Richard Attenborough in the University of Sussex, which contains over 700 boxes of letters, photos, film reviews and a Chelsea shirt signed by John Terry. As it opens to the public for the first time, Richard's son Michael Attenborough reveals the memories that the archive has evoked, like his visit to the set of Gandhi, while archivist Eleanor King takes Francine through some of the vast collection. Louise Brooks launched a thousand haircuts with her...

Duration:00:32:48

Jurassic World

5/31/2018
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Cult director J.A. Bayona tells Francine Stock why he took on the dinosaurs in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and why it's really a haunted house movie. Composer Neil Brand takes us on a tour with Taxi Driver, Bernard Herrmann's game-changing score for Martin Scorsese's masterpiece. Anna Smith looks back at Big on its thirtieth anniversary and reveals how the Tom Hanks comedy relates to the weird trend for body-swap movies in the late 80s. In another edition of Pitch Battle, listener...

Duration:00:35:43

The Breadwinner

5/24/2018
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With Francine Stock. Nora Twomey, director of The Breadwinner, explains how an animation about life under the Taliban in Afghanistan was produced by Angelina Jolie and made in Kilkenny Olivia Hetreed is president of the Writers Guild Of Great Britain that published a report this week which revealed that only 16% of screenwriters are female. She crunches the figures with Francine, and discusses the moment she woke up one day and wondered "where have all the women gone ?". She reveals why...

Duration:00:34:12

Saoirse Ronan

5/17/2018
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With Francine Stock. Saoirse Ronan discusses her role in On Chesil Beach, as a young bride whose wedding night goes disastrously wrong with unforeseen consequences, and explains why Ian McEwan didn't mind her ditching some of his dialogue, even though he wrote both the novel and the screenplay. Critic Tim Robey and film buyer Clare Binns report on the classics and calamities they've witnessed at the Cannes Film Festival this week. The ever-controversial A to Z of film-makers ends this week...

Duration:00:32:04

Godard, Revenge

5/10/2018
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With Francine Stock The Artist director Michel Hazanavicius discusses his bio-pic about Jean-Luc Godard, Redoubtable, and reveals whether it's meant to be tribute or insult. Matilda Lutz and Coralie Fargeat, the director and star of Revenge, discuss the ethics of their feminist horror film Film buyer Clare Binns and critic Tim Robey take their pick of the movies on offer at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

Duration:00:32:26

Andrew Haigh

5/3/2018
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Award winning British director Andrew Haigh reveals why travelled to the southern states of America for his horse racing drama Lean On Pete.

Duration:00:31:21

This Woman's Work, The Wound

4/26/2018
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Francine Stock presents a new series in The Film Programme. This Woman's Work is a regular discussion strand with some of the most important women in the British film industry. This week she talks to two producers about their adventures in motion pictures: Elizabeth Karlsen and Serena Armitage. The Wound is a controversial South African drama about an initiation ceremony for young boys about to enter manhood. The director John Trengove and star Nakhane Toure explain why they think these...

Duration:00:35:59

Mind The Gap: Merchant Ivory

4/20/2018
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Critics Tim Robey and Larushka Ivan-Zadeh plug the gap in their knowledge of Merchant Ivory, the team that brought us Room With a View and The Remains of The Day. Their choice is the film that brought together famous Hollywood husband and wife Joanna Woodward and Paul Newman as Mr and Mrs Bridge. But is it a gap worth filling?

Duration:00:10:32

Shirley Henderson, Maxine Peake

4/19/2018
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Shirley Henderson on Never Steady, Never Still and Maxine Peake on Funny Cow.

Duration:00:42:40

Talking Pictures TV

4/12/2018
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With Antonia Quirke Antonia talks to Noel Cronin, the man behind cult channel Talking Pictures TV, which specialises in those old movies you used to catch on afternoon telly, often when you were ill from school. He explains how he runs a TV station from his home in the Hertfordshire countryside. As Clint Eastwood growls his way back into cinemas as The Man With No Name in A Fistful Of Dollars, poet Bridget Minamore and critic Tim Robey discuss the appeal of the Strong, Silent Type....

Duration:00:39:49

From The Archive: Mark Gatiss' Guide To Lost British Cinema

4/9/2018
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The League Of Gentleman star picks a hidden gem, The Amazing Mr Blunden, which he saw in school in 1974, preceded by a government information film. Originally broadcast 21/08/09

Duration:00:05:23

Todd Haynes, 120 Beats Per Minute

4/5/2018
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With Francine Stock. Carol director Todd Haynes discusses his adaptation of children's novel Wonderstruck and how he cast his lead actor from the deaf community. Director Robin Campillo reveals the autobiographical elements of his award-winning film about AIDS activists in the 90s, 120 Beats Per Minute, and how he had to come to terms with death at a very young age. Niellah Arboine offers three rules for putting black characters on screen that film-makers should follow. Director Sky Neal...

Duration:00:33:57

From The Archive - 2001: A Space Odyssey

4/3/2018
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Produced by Mark Burman

Duration:00:27:25

Steven Spielberg, Julie Delpy, Virtual Reality

3/29/2018
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With Francine Stock Steven Spielberg on Virtual Reality and his latest film Ready Player One Dan Tucker Curator Alternate Realities, Sheffield International Documentaries Festival considers the realities for VR, cinema and film directors. Actor/writer/director Julie Delpy explains why she's never lost an argument with her husband, and how that informed the famous fight in Before Midnight. And playing the French teacher Carine in the comedy-drama The Bachelors. The Scents of Cinema: critic,...

Duration:00:34:14

Ava DuVernay

3/22/2018
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Ava DuVernay talks to Francine Stock about her new pre-teen, sci-fi fantasy film A Wrinkle In Time based on the award winning novel by Madeleine L'Engle. There's another episode of Pitch Battle and the search for a hidden figure of history who might be a suitable candidate for a bio-pic. Greg Jenner Horrible Histories writer and public historian makes the case for the celebrated Shakespearean actor Edmund Kean. In this week's A to Z of film-makers Y is for Edward Yang and Yuen Woo-Ping....

Duration:00:32:19