Girls On Film / Ep 90: Girlfriends, CODA + Portrait of a Lady on Fire feat. Claudia Weill, Noémie Merlant & more

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From a 70s feminist classic to a musical drama about the Deaf community, this episode is a summer medley of female-focused film chats that were too good to miss. First up, Girlfriends director Claudia Weill chats to Anna about making the 1978 hidden gem, how feminism has changed since the salad days of the second-wave, and busting Jewish screen stereotypes of the era. Next, we hear from two stars of arthouse smash hit and Girls On Film favourite Portrait Of A Lady On Fire -- both of whom have just screened directorial debuts at Cannes. Noémie Merlant tells us about her new film ‘Mi Iubita Mon Amour’, a drama of unexpected romance on a Romanian hen-do gone wrong. Her Portrait co-star Luàna Bajrami shares her empowering snapshot of rebellious girlhood in Kosovo, ‘The Hill Where Lionesses Roar’ -- and of course we talk Céline Sciamma too! And finally the director and star of new musical hit CODA join us to discuss the movie, which takes its name from the acronym for Child Of Deaf Adults. Director Sian Heder talks taking on the extraordinary tale and working with the Deaf community, while star Emilia Jones shares the skills she learned while playing the role -- from American Sign Language to trawler fishing. Other movie mentions: The Heartbreak Kid, Portrait Of A Lady On Fire, La Famille Bélier PODCAST TRANSCRIPT: If you'd like to watch Girls On Film on stage then join us at the London Podcast Festival on 9 September 2021: 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 Girls On Film is an HLA production. Executive producer: Hedda Archbold. Audio Producer: Emma Butt. Principal Partner: Peter Brewer. Assistant Producer and Social Media Manager: Heather Dempsey. Intern: Jess Moon.