125 episodes

Girls On Film is a film review podcast from a female perspective, hosted by film critic and broadcaster Anna Smith

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Girls On Film is a film review podcast from a female perspective, hosted by film critic and broadcaster Anna Smith

    Ep 125: Festival Ep: Evolution Mallorca’s Sandra Lipski & London Film Festival’s Tricia Tuttle

    Ep 125: Festival Ep: Evolution Mallorca’s Sandra Lipski & London Film Festival’s Tricia Tuttle

    In this episode we focus on two female-run film festivals coming up in October: the Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival and the BFI London Film Festival.

    Anna Smith speaks to Sandra Lipski, founder and director of EMIFF, and Tricia Tuttle, director of festivals at the BFI and director of the LFF about what is coming up. The festivals share not only a female focus with an emphasis on diversity and inclusion, but unlike some film fests, they are open to audiences, rather than industry only. Girls On Film will be hosting a live event at EMIFF on Women in Leadership so if you fancy a week in Mallorca watching and discussing films, do join us there!

    The BFI London Film Festival runs from 5-16th October 2022 - select titles are showing around the UK
    For more details see the LFF website, here:
    https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/lff/Online/default.asp

    The Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival runs from 26th October to November 1st 2022.
    See the website for more information, here: https://www.evolutionfilmfestival.com/

    Other films and people mentioned in this episode include:

    Kristy Matheson, creative director of the Edinburgh International Film Festival
    Sundance Festival
    Laia Costa
    Lone Scherfig
    Harvey Weinstein

    Sebastian Schipper’s Victoria, starring Laia Costa
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4226388/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1a

    Georgia Oakley’s Blue Jean, starring Rosy McEwen, Kerrie Hayes and Lucy Halliday https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8649344/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

    Nina Menkes’ Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power,
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10410506/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

    Sebastián Lelio’s The Wonder, starring Florence Pugh and Niamh Algar
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9288822/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

    Sebastián Lelio’s Disobedience, with Alessandro Nivola and Anton Lesser https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6108178/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

    Sebastián Lelio’s A Fantastic Woman, with Daniela Vega https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5639354/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

    Phyllis Nagy’s Call Jane, starring Elizabeth Banks and Sigourney Weaver https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7461272/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

    VR project ‘The Choice’

    Maria Schrader’s She Said, starring Samantha Morton, Zoe Kazan and Carey Mulligan, based on books written by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey with a screenplay written by Rebecca Lenkiewicz with Jodi and Megan https://www.imdb.com/title/tt14807308/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

    Alan J. Pakula’s All the President's Men, with Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074119/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

    Chinonye Chukwu’s Clemency, starring Alfre Woodard https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5577494/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

    Chinonye Chukwu’s Till, starring Danielle Deadwyler https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4960748/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

    Nikyatu Jusu’s Nanny, starring Anna Diop https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10931784/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_1

    Alice Diop’s Saint Omer, starring Kayije Kagame
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt15376894/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

    Alice Diop’s documentary We, https://www.imdb.com/title/tt14038600/?ref_=nm_flmg_dr_3

    Ondi Timoner’s documentary Last Flight Home, https://www.imdb.com/title/tt16377430/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0


    Become a patron of Girls on Film on Patreon here: www.patreon.com/girlsonfilmpodcast Follow us on socials: www.instagram.com/girlsonfilm_podcast/ www.facebook.com/girlsonfilmpodcast www.twitter.com/GirlsOnFilm_Pod www.twitter.com/annasmithjourno
    Watch Girls On Film on the BFI’s YouTube channel:
    www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLX…L89QKZsN5Tgr3vn7z
    Girls On Film is an HLA production.

    Host: Anna Smith.
    Executive Producer: Hedda Archbold.
    Audio Producer: Elliana Jay Hamer
    House band: MX Tyrants

    This episode is in partnership with EMIFF

    • 27 min
    Ep 124: Zawe Ashton & Emma Holly Jones on Regency RomComs, casting and Mr. Malcolm's List

    Ep 124: Zawe Ashton & Emma Holly Jones on Regency RomComs, casting and Mr. Malcolm's List

    In this episode of Girls On Film Anna Smith does a deep dive into MR. MALCOLM’S LIST, a new release starring Zawe Ashton, Freida Pinto and Sope Dirisu, directed by Emma Holly Jones in her feature debut.

    Anna talks to Emma Holly Jones about this Regency RomCom with a difference: about what it takes to get a first feature made, about historical accuracy versus depicting diverse female agency on screen and about casting and working with Freida Pinto and Zawe Ashton during lockdown.

    Zawe Ashton joins Anna to talk about playing Julia Thistlewaite in MR. MALCOLM’S LIST opposite Freida Pinto as Selina Dalton. Zawe talks about her view of the film's narrative, the pleasure of working with Freida Pinto and the other women in the film, and on making a movie in which female friendship is as important as the love interest.

    UK listeners can watch MR. MALCOLM’S LIST in cinemas from 26 August 2022.

    Other films and theatre shows mentioned in this episode include Hamilton, Bridgerton, Belle, The Personal History of David Copperfield, Notting Hill, When Harry Met Sally.
    We also discuss The Black List Table Reads podcast which you can find here: https://www.stitcher.com/show/black-list-table-reads
    and Penguin Random House’s initiative to support inclusive reading in schools, Lit in Colour, which you can find here: https://www.penguin.co.uk/lit-in-colour


    Become a patron of Girls on Film on Patreon here: www.patreon.com/girlsonfilmpodcast Follow us on socials: www.instagram.com/girlsonfilm_podcast/ www.facebook.com/girlsonfilmpodcast www.twitter.com/GirlsOnFilm_Pod www.twitter.com/annasmithjourno
    Watch Girls On Film on the BFI’s YouTube channel:
    www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLX…L89QKZsN5Tgr3vn7z
    Girls On Film is an HLA production.
    Host: Anna Smith.
    Executive Producer: Hedda Archbold.

    Audio Producer: Benjamin Cook
    Intern Grace Delve
    House band: MX Tyrants


    This episode is in partnership with Vertigo Releasing


    #RomCom #Regency #RegencyRomCom #Inclusivity #GenderDynamic

    • 35 min
    Ep 123: Live at Edinburgh International Film Festival 2022 with the Nude Tuesday crew and more

    Ep 123: Live at Edinburgh International Film Festival 2022 with the Nude Tuesday crew and more

    In this special episode recorded with an audience at Edinburgh International Film Festival 2022, Girls On Film celebrate EIFF’s 75th anniversary with an all-star line-up including Julia Davis, Jackie van Beek and Armağan Ballantyne from NUDE TUESDAY; director and co-writer of ZUHAL Nazli Elif Durlu; EIFF 2022’s Creative Director Kristy Matheson, and film critics Wendy Mitchell and Finn Halligan.


    First up, the NUDE TUESDAY team talks about their mutual obsessions with each others’ work, non-sexual nudity on screen and developing a new language for the film.

    Next on stage is Kristy Matheson, the Creative Director of the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2022, who tells Anna how she selects a festival programme, and outlines her top picks from this 75th edition of the festival.

    The director of ZUHAL Nazli Elif Durlu then joins Anna and Kristy to share how she developed her film after meeting someone who heard cat noises in her apartment, which no one else could hear.

    Finally, critics Finn Halligan and Wendy Mitchell join Anna on stage to discuss their 2022 festival picks. From the audience, Antonia Campbell-Hughes shares some insight on her directorial debut IT IS IN US ALL.



    Films, Television productions and directors mentioned in this episode include: THE BREAKER UPPERERS, NIGHTY NIGHT, HUMAN REMAINS, NUDE TUESDAY, SIGHTSEERS, AAAAAAAAH!, NOTHING COMPARES, ZUHAL, KINUYO TANAKA, STILL WORKING 9 TO 5, LOLA, AFTERSUN, CLEAN, IT IS IN US ALL.

    You can listen to the Nude Tuesday podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/nz/podcast/the-nude-tuesday-podcast/id1630048038

    Girls On Film is an HLA production. Host: Anna Smith. Executive Producer: Hedda Archbold. Audio Producer: Cam Griff with Little Bird Creative. Intern: Grace Delve. House band: MX Tyrants.
    With special thanks to the EIFF 2022 team and Chris Boyd at Cornershop PR for their support.

    Become a patron of Girls on Film on Patreon here: www.patreon.com/girlsonfilmpodcast

    Follow us on socials: www.instagram.com/girlsonfilm_podcast/ www.facebook.com/girlsonfilmpodcast www.twitter.com/GirlsOnFilm_Pod www.twitter.com/annasmithjourno

    Watch Girls On Film on the BFI’s YouTube channel:

    www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLX…L89QKZsN5Tgr3vn7z

    This episode was produced in partnership with EIFF

    • 55 min
    Ep 122: Joyride: Behind the scenes on Olivia Colman's new movie with Emer Reynolds and Ailbhe Keogan

    Ep 122: Joyride: Behind the scenes on Olivia Colman's new movie with Emer Reynolds and Ailbhe Keogan

    Anna Smith talks to two of the women behind the new road movie Joyride, starring Olivia Colman: Emmy-nominated director Emer Reynolds (THE FARTHEST) and screenwriter Ailbhe Keogan.
    The film focuses on reckless solicitor Joy (Colman) who has arranged to give up her baby before her taxi is hijacked by tearaway Mully (Charlie Reid), a boy running away from his manipulative father. Together, they are a pair of outsiders on the run.
    Emer and Ailbhe talk about the response to the film, its real-life inspirations, Olivia Colman, and depicting the realities of womanhood.
    Audiences can see JOYRIDE in UK cinemas from 29 July 2022.

    Girls On Film is an HLA production. Host: Anna Smith. Executive Producer: Hedda Archbold. Audio Producer: Ben Cook. Intern: Grace Delve. House band: MX Tyrants.

    Become a patron of Girls on Film on Patreon here: www.patreon.com/girlsonfilmpodcast
    Follow us on socials: www.instagram.com/girlsonfilm_podcast/ www.facebook.com/girlsonfilmpodcast www.twitter.com/GirlsOnFilm_Pod www.twitter.com/annasmithjourno

    Watch Girls On Film on the BFI’s YouTube channel:
    www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLX…L89QKZsN5Tgr3vn7z

    This episode was produced in partnership with Vertigo Releasing.

    • 28 min
    Ep 121: She Will special with Alice Krige, Charlotte Colbert, Kitty Percy and Jessica Malik

    Ep 121: She Will special with Alice Krige, Charlotte Colbert, Kitty Percy and Jessica Malik

    In this SHE WILL Special, Anna Smith talks to four key women behind the extraordinary female-focused folk horror: actor Alice Krige whose other work includes the Borg Queen in STAR TREK and Alma/Eva in GHOST STORY; director and co-writer Charlotte Colbert whose other work includes THE SILENT MAN, screenwriter Kitty Percy, and BIFA- nominated producer Jessica Malik whose other productions include LEADING LADY PARTS and ESTRANGED.

    The film explores the story of Veronica Ghent (Alice Krige) who after a double mastectomy goes to a healing retreat in rural Scotland with her young nurse Desi (Kota Eberhardt). Veronica discovers that the process of the surgery opens up questions about her very existence, and begins to confront past trauma.
    The retreat is said to have special powers because it was a site where witches were burned and there are large amounts of women's ashes in the earth. Veronica discovers her power and what agencies can heal her past and present wounds.

    Alice Krige talks about the complex role she plays, the themes of the film including surviving abuse and breast cancer – and rising from the ashes like a phoenix. Charlotte Colbert, Kitty Percy and Jessica Malik talk about the challenges of filming in a remote location in Scotland and the joyous collaboration of the female team who made the film, which made it better and better.

    She Will is out in cinemas in the UK this weekend from 22 July 2022.

    Girls On Film is an HLA production. Host: Anna Smith. Executive Producer: Hedda Archbold. Audio Producers: Little Bird Creative. Intern: Grace Delve. House band: MX Tyrants.

    Become a patron of Girls on Film on Patreon here: www.patreon.com/girlsonfilmpodcast
    Follow us on socials: www.instagram.com/girlsonfilm_podcast/ www.facebook.com/girlsonfilmpodcast www.twitter.com/GirlsOnFilm_Pod www.twitter.com/annasmithjourno

    Watch Girls On Film on the BFI’s YouTube channel:
    www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLX…L89QKZsN5Tgr3vn7z

    This episode was produced in partnership with Vertigo Releasing

    • 40 min
    Ep 120: Emma Thompson talks Good Luck to You, Leo Grande at Sundance London Film Festival

    Ep 120: Emma Thompson talks Good Luck to You, Leo Grande at Sundance London Film Festival

    In this very special #SundanceLondon episode recorded live from Picturehouse Central, Girls On Film open the festival with an episode all about GOOD LUCK TO YOU, LEO GRANDE!

    Anna interviews the marvellous stars Emma Thompson and (a very rare MALE guest) Daryl McCormack, as well as writer Katy Brand, and director Sophie Hyde.

    First up are Emma and Katy who discuss how the project developed and the influence of DIRTY DANCING on the film.

    Sophie and Daryl then join Anna on stage, detailing the rehearsal process and the research they both did into sex work. Our guests then go on to discuss realistic female representation on screen and how we still have a long way to come.

    The episode closes with a fabulous Q&A where audience members ask our amazing guests their burning LEO GRANDE questions.

    Film and TV mentions across the episode include: GOOD LUCK TO YOU, LEO GRANDE; BELLE DE JOUR; DIRTY DANCING; LETHAL WEAPON 3; SEX EDUCATION; ADDAMS FAMILY VALUES; SECRETARY; EIGHTH GRADE; YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN; ANIMALS.

    • 46 min

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a little redundant

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