Girls On Film

Ep 133: Jennifer Lawrence’s new film Causeway: the director Lila Neugebauer on collaboration & craft

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Lila Neugebauer, the director of Jennifer Lawrence’s new film Causeway, joins Anna Smith to discuss the film, which is available on AppleTV+ now. Lila chats in-depth about the journey of the characters in the film, and her own from theatre director to film director. She discusses her admiration for the filmmakers who influenced her, who share an economy in their use of cinematic language – and she gives us an “invitation to patience” with her work. Causeway is a beautifully nuanced film, written by Ottessa Moshfeg, Luke Goebel and Elizabeth Sanders. It features a fantastic central performance by Jennifer Lawrence as Lynsey, a soldier who is recovering after an explosion in Afghanistan. Heading home to New Orleans, she struggles to reconnect with her mother and ends up forming a friendship with a mechanic called James, brilliantly played by Brian Tyree Henry. Causeway is available globally on Apple TV+ 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 Host: Anna Smith Executive Producer: Hedda Archbold Producer: Lydia Scott Audio Producer: Cam Griff Intern: Eleanor Hardy House band: MX Tyrants This episode is in partnership with Apple Original Films