The Perfect Candidate joins Curzon Home Cinema Q&As
Staff Reporter | On 02, Apr 2020Reading time: 3 mins
The Perfect Candidate is the latest film to join Curzon Home Cinema’s live Q&A line-up.
The series of interviews are being streamed by the online video platform throughout the coronavirus pandemic lockdown, with filmmakers participating including Ruben Östlund, Celine Sciamma and Andrew Haigh.
On Friday 3rd April, director Haifaa Al Mansour will join the Curzon team to talk about The Perfect Candidate, which received an early digital release last week instead of its planned cinema debut.
The film sees Haifaa return to her native Saudi Arabia for a tale of one woman’s quest to challenge not only the system but also herself. A determined young doctor who decides to run for municipal council sweeps up her family and community as they struggle to accept their town’s first female candidate and watch her fight for social change on a local level.
“A stirring portrait of resistance and resilience,” we wrote in our review of the film, which is available to stream on Curzon Home Cinema and BFI Player.
Hosted by Ian Haydyn Smith, the Q&A will stream on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Curzon Home Cinema. It will begin at 8.30pm (BST).
Curzon Home Cinema hosts live Bait Q&A
31st March 2020
Curzon Home Cinema is hosting a live Q&A with Mark Jenkin, the director of Bait, this evening.
Winner of the 2020 BAFTA Award for Outstanding British Debut, the film tells the story of a Cornish fishing village threatened by the rising tide of gentrification.
“This gorgeously filmed study of gentrification is a spiky, timely and tension-filled drama,” we wrote in our review.
The Q&A is the next in a string of new interviews being streamed by Curzon Home Cinema throughout the coronavirus pandemic lockdown, in an attempt to bring the magic of communal cinema-going to people’s homes. Future filmmakers in the series will include Ruben Östlund, Celine Sciamma and Andrew Haigh.
The Bait Q&A will begin at 8.30pm (BST) on Tuesday 31st March 2020 and can be viewed at live.curzonhomecinema.com.
Curzon Home Cinema launches live Q&As online
25th March 2020
Curzon Home Cinema will be hosting live Q&As with filmmakers for new releases and older titles, as the UK continues to be on lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic.
The streaming service aims to bring the magic of communal cinema-going to people’s homes with filmmakers including Ruben Östlund, Celine Sciamma and Andrew Haigh.
The initiative will see Curzon Home Cinema curate a series of films over the coming weeks, with an exclusive live interview with the director talking from their own personal isolation.
The series will kick off on Friday 27th March with the release of System Crasher (courtesy of 606 Distribution), followed by a live Q&A with director Nora Fingscheidt. The live Q&A will begin at 9pm (GMT), with Curzon encouraging people at home to watch along together from 6.45pm (GMT) – although the film will be released online on Curzon Home Cinema at midnight and available to watch at any time on-demand.
Here’s the list of films and directors taking part – stay tuned for dates and times as we confirm them.
Curzon Home Cinema Q&As
System Crasher / Followed by live Q&A with NORA FINGSCHEIDT
9pm – 27th March
45 Years / Followed by live Q&A with ANDREW HAIGH
Bait / Followed by live Q&A with MARK JENKIN
Love & Friendship / Followed by live Q&A with WHIT STILLMAN
Only You / Followed by live Q&A with HARRY WOOTLIFF
Portrait Of A Lady On Fire / Followed by live Q&A with CELINE SCIAMMA
Souvenir / Followed by live Q&A with JOANNA HOGG
Force Majeure / Followed by live Q&A with RUBEN ÖSTLUND
Things To Come / Followed by live Q&A with MIA HANSEN-LØVE
Timbuktu / Followed by live Q&A with ABDERRAHMANE SISSAKO
Victoria / Followed by live Q&A with SEBASTIAN SCHIPPER