Cornelia Funke, V&A Dundee, Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Cornelia Funke on her novel based on the film Pan's Labyrinth; filmmaker Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck discusses his latest work Never Look Away; V&A Dundee director
Inkheart writer Cornelia Funke discusses Pan's Labyrinth, her new collaboration with director Guillermo del Toro, who approached her to write an adult novel based on his 2006 dark fantasy film.
The filmmaker Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck discusses his latest work Never Look Away, which has blurred the line between fiction and biography. The Oscar-nominated epic historical drama follows 30 years in the life of a great artist, loosely based on Gerhard Richter, one of the 20th century's most admired visual artists, as it sees him struggling to create meaningful work under Nazism, Socialism and the Avant-Garde.
The striking grey exterior of V&A Dundee has been likened to the prow of a ship and to sea cliffs. Inside it houses treasures of Scottish craft. Shortlisted for Art Fund Museum of the Year less than a year after it opened its doors, Director Philip Long talks about the impact of the building, inside and out.
Presenter Samira Ahmed
Producer Jerome Weatherald
V & A Dundee
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Never Look Away is in UK cinemas from 05 July 2019, certificate 15.
Image: Tom Schilling as Kurt Barnert in Never Look Away
Image credit: 2018 Buena Vista International /Pergamon Film/Wiedemann Berg Film