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Diana; Tony Gilroy and Hossein Amini; Metro Manila; Trevor Howard

Duration:
28 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 19 September 2013

Francine Stock talks to Downfall director Oliver Birschbiegel about his controversial new film Diana, which dramatises the last two years of Princess Diana's life including her relationship with a heart surgeon. Naomi Watts takes the title role.

Tony Gilroy who penned the Bourne films and Hossein Amini, whose credits include The Wings of the Dove and Jude, discuss the art of screenwriting and adaptations, as BAFTA and the BFI open their Screenwriters lecture series.

The director Sean Ellis discusses his new thriller Metro Manila, set in the Philippines, which follows a rural family on their increasingly fraught journey to survive in the city. His film, inspired by a holiday in Manila where he witnessed an argument between two armed guards, has now been picked up to be remade around the world.

And film historian Melanie Williams marks the centenary of Trevor Howard's birth with a look back at his career including lesser known works like Outcast of the Islands from 1953 as well as classics such as Brief Encounter.

Producer: Elaine Lester.

Chapters

4 items
  • Diana

    Downfall director Oliver Birschbiegel talks about his controversial new film Diana

  • Screenwriting

    Tony Gilroy and Hossein Amini discuss the art of screenwriting and adaptations

  • Sean Ellis

    The director Sean Ellis discusses his new thriller Metro Manila

  • Trevor Howard

    Melanie Williams marks the centenary of Trevor Howard's birth

Credits

Presenter
Francine Stock
Interviewed Guest
Oliver Hirschbiegel
Interviewed Guest
Hossein Amini
Interviewed Guest
Sean Ellis
Interviewed Guest
Melanie Williams
Producer
Elaine Lester

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