Andrea Arnold is celebrated as one of Britain’s most important contemporary filmmakers. Birds Eye View’s very first event back in November 2002 featured Andrea Arnold’s beautiful and disturbing short film Dog. Her third short, Wasp, won her an Oscar, and was screened at the first Birds Eye View Film Festival in 2005. Andrea then sprung into feature film with the tension thrilled Red Road which won the jury award at Cannes, as did her second feature Fish Tank, which won the Birds Eye View Marie Claire Best Film of 2009-10 Award, presented by Gillian Anderson at our 2010 film festival. For the first time, Andrea has delivered an adaptation of a classic novel for her third, equally distinctive feature film. We had the opportunity to chat with her about the experience:
Interview questions by Rebecca Brand, Head of Communications and Operations at Women in Film and Television UK , with many thanks from BEV!