Chris Tookey and star guests on the latest cinema releases, DVDs and films on TV. Friday 4.30pm - 5pm
Friday 25 August 2006
Chris Tookey talks to Spanish actor Penélope Cruz about working with Pedro Almodóvar on Volver.
On The Film Programme this week:
Chris Tookey talks to the Spanish actor Penelope Cruz. A star on both sides of the Atlantic, she divides her time between Hollywood movies and European work, with high-profile roles in films including Vanilla Sky and All About My Mother. She's already won plaudits for her latest performance in Pedro Almodovar's Volver, and she talks about why she enjoys working with the director, and about the demands of acting in more than one language.
Volver (15) is out today.
In a Film Programme exclusive, Chris visits the soundtrack recording of Flushed Away, the latest Aardman and Dreamworks animation. He hears excerpts of the film's music and talks to its composer, Harry Gregson-Williams, whose impressive CV also includes Antz, Chicken Run and the Shrek films.
Flushed Away is expected in UK cinemas this December.
We unveil the latest in our series of competitions inviting you to name the classics the critics hated.
Or write to The Film Programme, Room 7045, BBC Broadcasting House, London, W1A 1AA.
The winner will receive DVDs, including Crash: The Director's Cut, which is out next week.
Closing date: Thursday 31st August.
Chris talks to the director Chris Smith. His debut feature Creep was a horror film about creatures which lived in the London Underground. In its successor Severance - described as a cross between The Office and Deliverance - a corporate team-building weekend turns into a terrifying and bloody ordeal. Chris Smith explains how he tried to strike a balance between slapstick and gore.
Severance (15) is out now.
Four years ago Owen Wilson was nominated for an Academy Award as co-writer of The Royal Tenenbaums. Since then, however, he's been most active as an actor in comedies including Wedding Crashers and Starsky and Hutch. As his latest film, You, Me and Dupree, reaches UK cinemas, he talks about writing and acting and how he judges the state of his career by how many pages of a script his character survives.