Awards season, eh? The red carpets, the media prognosticators, the world-stopping wardrobe choices of Tilda Swinton. It’s the time of year when movieland’s great and good take a front seat in our thoughts and we all learn to spell words like prognosticator. Sometimes, though, it’s nice to step behind the glamour and into the world of the filmmakers. Roll up, then, for one of next month’s hottest tickets: Bafta’s tenth annual Screenwriters’ Lecture Series.
These won’t be lectures in the dry, academic sense. Far from it. Instead, five brilliant screenwriter-filmmakers – Céline Sciamma, Bong Joon Ho, Robert Eggers, Noah Baumbach and Pedro Almodóvar – will be giving talks on their awards-tipped films, ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’, ‘Parasite’, ‘The Lighthouse’, ‘Marriage Story’ and ‘Pain and Glory’ respectively.
‘The Bafta Screenwriters’ Lecture Series is a rare opportunity to hear insights into the craft of screenwriting from