Girls On Film / Ep 84: Black Widow Exclusive & Cannes Preview with Cate Shortland and Wendy Mitchell

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From Clio Barnard’s hopeful love story Ali & Ava to Eva Husson’s star-studded WWI drama Mothering Sunday, Anna and Wendy look ahead to the most promising female-directed films premiering at Cannes 2021. Their curiosity shifts to Paul Verhoeven’s upcoming lesbian nun movie Benedetta. And finally, it wouldn’t be Cannes without the Palm Dog Award! Next Anna is joined by the director of Black Widow, Cate Shortland. The second female-focused Marvel movie sees Scarlett Johansson reprise her role as the titular superhero who is reunited with her Russian family and espionage past. Anna and Cate discuss sisterhood, Florence Pugh’s pivotal role in the film, and rebuking sexist jokes. Other movie mentions: Tangerine, The Florida Project, The Da Vinci Code, The Hill Where Lionesses Roar, Cow, Red Rocket, The Souvenir Part II, Titane, The Innocents. This episode is in partnership with Rémy Martin. Become a patron of Girls on Film on Patreon here: Follow us on socials: Watch Girls On Film on the BFI’s YouTube channel: 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. Assistant Producer: Elliana Jay.