Director Michael Caton-Jones on the Rwandan tragedy Shooting Dogs and the Sharon Stone sequel Basic Instinct 2. Plus the legacy of Merchant-Ivory, the story of the man who lost his memory and Eli Roth on Alien.
On The Film Programme this week:
Francine Stock talks to director Michael Caton-Jones about his two very different films released this week, the controversial drama about Rwanda, Shooting Dogs (a BBC co-production), and Basic Instinct 2, the glossy sequel starring Sharon Stone.
The release of The White Countess marks the end to the successful Merchant-Ivory partnership. Critic Matt Wolf explains why the films of Merchant Ivory are more than beautiful clothes and elegant dialogue.
The mysterious case of an Englishman who lost his memory on the New York subway. Director Rupert Murray on why Unknown White Male is no hoax.
And Eli Roth, director of the brutal horror Hostel, sings the praises of Ridley Scott's Alien, the film that made him want to get behind the camera.
Films discussed this week:
Michael Caton-Jones' Basic Instinct 2 (18) and Shooting Dogs (15) are in cinemas now.
Merchant Ivory's last screen collaboration The White Countess (PG) is in cinemas now.
Unknown White Male (12A) is in selected cinemas from Friday 7 April.
Eli Roth's Hostel (18) is in cinemas now. Alien (18) is available now on DVD.