Le Week-End; The Fifth Estate; London Film Festival
Le Week-End, the latest offering from director Roger Michell, stars Lindsay Duncan and Jim Broadbent embarking on a tempestuous marital mini-break. Francine Stock talks to screenwriter Hanif Kureishi about writing for his generation and why cinema needs to grow up.
And as hacktivist Julian Assange remains in the Ecuadorian embassy, fearing extradition, the story of the Wikileaks publication of US military documents is explored in The Fifth Estate, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Daniel Bruhl. It's partly based on a book co-authored by investigative journalist David Leigh. He was part of the Guardian newspaper team who published the leaked documents in partnership with Wikileaks. He takes a wry look at the film's version of events. Plus Tim Robey of The Telegraph gives his verdict and considers crusading journalists on film.
And as the BFI London Film Festival opens, director Clare Stewart explains how the festival hopes to bring the stars and the films to audiences beyond the capital. Plus BFI archivist Clyde Jeavons on newly discovered and beautifully restored releases, curated in the Treasures programme.
|Interviewed Guest||Hanif Kureishi|
|Interviewed Guest||David Leigh|
|Interviewed Guest||Clare Stewart|