How a Low Budget Movie From Senegal Influenced Beyoncé
Touki Bouki and Beyoncé, and the secrets of screen acting with Denis Lawson.
With Antonia Quirke
Touki Bouki, a low budget movie from Senegal made in 1973, had a new lease of life when Beyoncé and Jay-Z paid homage to it in a famous publicity still. Gaylene Gould explains what happened and why it made it such a huge impact.
Actor and coach Denis Lawson reveals how he helped his nephew Ewan McGregor to learn the rules of screen acting with a pair of socks.
On the 25th anniversary of its release, Antonia visits the beach where Il Postino was filmed and hears from a local hotelier who tells her about the making of the film from the locals' point of view.