Girls On Film

Ep 149: Emily Watson on God’s Creatures and her career, plus more feminist podcast recommendations

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Oscar-nominated actress Emily Watson joins Anna Smith to talk about her new film, God’s Creatures. First up, Wendy Lloyd and Holly Tarquini tell us about their new podcasts. Wendy’s Open To Criticism talks about representation in film criticism; while Holly’s The F-Rated Podcast features discussions with remarkable women in film. They speak about the reasons they launched podcasts, and both give their recommendations for films you can watch now. Emily Watson then makes her Girls On Film debut to talk about the challenging drama God’s Creatures, and the way it looks at gender and patriarchal society. She discusses the joys of working with two female directors, and her co-star Paul Mescal. She and Anna also look back on some of the highlights of her long and varied career so far, and talk about the industry as a whole. This segment contains discussion of sexual assault. God’s Creatures is in UK cinemas now. Other films and TV discussed: Rye Lane Blue Jean A Good Person Loving Highsmith Champions God’s Creatures Punch-drunk Love A Royal Night Out The Third Day Apple Tree Yard Chernobyl Breaking The Waves Hilary and Jackie Normal People The Fits Dune You can also hear Anna Smith on the latest episode of Open To Criticism. Become a patron of Girls On Film on Patreon here: Follow us on socials: Watch Girls On Film on the BFI’s YouTube channel:…L89QKZsN5Tgr3vn7z Brought to you by Executive Producer: Hedda Archbold Producer: Lydia Scott Audio editor: Benjamin Cook Assistant Producer: Eleanor Hardy Principal Partners Vanessa Smith and Peter Brewer House band: MX Tyrants