Girls On Film

Ep 152: Live from Cannes! From the red carpet to the film market, behind the scenes at the festival

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Bonjour from Cannes! This week Anna Smith gives us a taste of the French Riviera live from the Festival de Cannes, catching some friends of Girls On Film out and about at the festival. Anna is joined by fellow critics Wendy Mitchell and Karen Krizanovich who give you their hot tips for films coming out of this year's Cannes, from international indies to big blockbusters. They chat about Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s ground-breaking character in the newest instalment of Indiana Jones, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. They also discuss the welcome increase in female-led films in the festival this year. Malaysian director Amanda Nell Eu’s Tiger Stripes is also delved into, alongside other international films from Turkey, Argentina, Belgium, Finland, Mongolia, Italy… Anna also speaks with journalist and critic Valerie Complex, a year after her controversial Deadline article ‘Valerie Complex On Being Black At Cannes: How Microaggressions Marred My Festival Experience’. You can read the article here: Finally, Anna caught up with See-Saw films’ Head of TV and Film for Australia, Liz Watts, for a chat about the business of Cannes, and how it informs the year ahead for the film industry. Films mentioned in this episode include: Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, James Mangold, 2023 In Flames, Zarrar Kahn, 2023 The Feeling That the Time for Doing Something Has Passed, Joanna Arnow, 2023 It’s Raining in the House, Paloma Sermon-Dai, 2022 If Only I Could Hibernate (Baavgai Bolohson), Zoljargal Purevdash, 2023 Tiger Stripes, Amanda Nell Eu, 2023 The Return or Homecoming (Le retour), Catherine Corsini, 2023 The Delinquents (Los delincuentes), Rodrigo Moreno, 2023 Nine Queens, Fabián Bielinsky, 2000 The Aura (El aura), Fabián Bielinsky, 2005 How to Have Sex, Molly Manning Walker, 2023 About Dry Grasses, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2023 The Old Oak, Ken Loach, 2023 La Chimera, Alice Rohrwacher, 2023 The Piano, Jane Campion, 1993 Titane, Julia Ducournau, 2021 Rosalie, Stéphanie Di Giusto, 2023 Fallen Leaves (Kuolleet Lehdet), Aki Kaurismäki, 2023 The Royal Hotel, Kitty Green, 2023 The New Boy, Warwick Thornton, 2023 Club Zero, Jessica Hausner, 2023 Television mentioned in this episode include: Succession, 2018–2023 Also mentioned in this episode: BFI partners with Diversity in Cannes to celebrate Black women filmmakers during the Cannes Film Festival: The Palm Dog Awards: 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: Benjamin Cook Assistant Producer: Eleanor Hardy Principal Partners: Vanessa Smith and Peter Brewer House band: MX Tyrants Thank you also to our Patreon Supporters and to Campari Lounge.