Starred Up; Mica Levi; The future of film; Emergency cinema from Syria

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Francine Stock talks to the Australian actor Ben Mendelsohn about British prison drama Starred Up which co-stars Jack O'Connell. He explains how he finds virtue in the most unlikely characters, from Pope in Animal Kingdom to Russell in Killing Them Softly.

The musician and composer Mica Levi on her first film sound track working with Jonathan Glazer on sci fi Under the Skin, with Scarlett Johansson. We visit her in the studio where she dissects the alien soundscape she created for the film.

Producer Jeremy Thomas looks back on his career, the subject of a season at the BFI in London, Made In Britain. He has worked with directors from David Cronenberg to Wim Wenders and Bernardo Bertolucci. He recalls his earliest memories as a child hanging out in Pinewood studios and looks forward to the industry's future.

As the conflict in Syria continues, two film makers reflect on their contrasting responses to the situation - Charif Kiwan of the Abounaddara collective which makes films of a few minutes duration focussing on real lives and avoiding the gory blood on the streets approach of the news channels and Orwa Nyrabia, producer of The Return to Homs, a documentary following young men who become radicalised by the destruction of their neighbourhood.

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Sun 23 Mar 2014 23:00

Starred Up

Starred Up
Directed by David Mackenzie, Starred Up is in cinemas from Friday 21 March, certificate 18.

Made In Britain: Jeremy Thomas

Made In Britain: Jeremy Thomas
Made In Britain: Jeremy Thomas. A season of films at the BFI Southbank, celebrating UK filmmakers, 31 March - 29 April 2014. Photo: Dennis Hopper and Jeremy Thomas, Credit: Angus Forbes. 


Role Contributor
PresenterFrancine Stock
Interviewed GuestBen Mendelsohn
Interviewed GuestMica Levi
Interviewed GuestJeremy Thomas
Interviewed GuestCharif Kiwan
Interviewed GuestOrwa Nyrabia
ProducerElaine Lester