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The Arts Hour: Director Dee Rees; Actor turned director Andy Serkis; Actress Kate Winslet

Dee Rees on filming in the mud and Andy Serkis on his new film Breathe

Nikki Bedi presents a special programme recorded during the BFI London Film Festival.

Her guests who are in London especially for the festival are:
Award-winning Nashville-born writer-director Dee Rees, whose movie Mudbound, a racial drama set in the Deep South in the 1940s is already generating Oscar buzz;
Zambian born, Welsh raised director Rungano Nyoni whose film I Am Not A Witch is a dark satirical fairy tale set in Zambia about a little girl accused of witchcraft;
Film critic MaryAnn Johanson.

Also in the programme:

Motion-capture actor Andy Serkis talks about his directorial debut Breathe which opened this year’s London Film Festival.

Oscar winning actress Kate Winslet describes filming The Mountain Between Us with Idris Elba in freezing conditions.

Swedish filmmaker and director of The Snowman Tomas Alfredson explains the difference between Swedes and Norwegians.

Animator Dorota Kobiela explains the arduous process of making her feature film Loving Vincent about the mystery surrounding the death of Vincent van Gogh.

Music included in this episode is from the following film soundtracks:

Breathe; Robin's Drive and Funding the Chairs by Nitin Sawhney
Mudbound; Glory, Glory by Odetta and Credits by Tamar-Kali Brown
I Am Not A Witch; The Four Seasons, Winter by Antonio Vivaldi
Loving Vincent; Starry Starry Night by Don McLean performed by Lianne La Havas
The Battle of the Sexes; Radio Interview by Nicholas Britell
Extracts from Moonlight, The Big Short, Gimme the Loot, A Tale of Love and Darkness; all by Nicholas Britell

(Photo shows: Dee Rees (c) Rich Fury/Getty Images, Andy Serkis (c) Alexander Koerner/Getty Images, Kate Winslet (c) Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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