Sally Potter

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Orlando review – Tilda Swinton is magnetic in Sally Potter’s swoony reverie
Potter’s 1992 adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s book remains trance-inducingly strange, stuffed full of style and stars

Peter Bradshaw

09, Mar, 2023 @1:00 PM

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Sally Potter on making a film about violence with Chris Rock: ‘He is aware of what happens when a man feels humiliated’
In Look at Me, Rock is thrown to the floor by Javier Bardem. Potter discusses male anger in her film and the similarities between that and Rock’s real-life experience of being slapped by Will Smith at the Oscars

Ryan Gilbey

25, Aug, 2022 @2:00 PM

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'Two boys snogging was revolutionary': the greatest gay moments in cinema
From Gus Van Sant to Maryam Keshavarz, Terence Davies to Andrew Haigh, film-makers and writers recall the charged scenes that moved and inspired them – and even helped nudge them out of the closet

Catherine Shoard

17, Mar, 2021 @8:00 AM

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The Roads Not Taken review – Sally Potter's poetic vision of mental illness
Javier Bardem stars in Potter’s moving film inspired by her younger brother’s rare form of early onset dementia

Simran Hans

13, Sep, 2020 @10:00 AM

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The Roads Not Taken review – painful chapters in writer's life
In Sally Potter’s sad drama, Javier Bardem gives a fervent performance as an author plagued by the past after he suffers a stroke

Peter Bradshaw

11, Sep, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Director Sally Potter: 'I've seen the grief Covid-19 causes'
Through a bout of coronavirus and re-edits that saw Chris Rock cut entirely, it has been a bumpy road for the director’s new film

Danny Leigh

04, Sep, 2020 @7:00 AM

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The Party review – the dinner bash from hell
A politician’s soiree quickly descends into farce in Sally Potter’s star-laden satire, a sharply observed study of love and politics

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

15, Oct, 2017 @7:59 AM

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Sally Potter: ‘There’s nothing like hearing a whole place vibrate with laughter’
The resolutely independent British film-maker is back with the most broadly entertaining film of her long career – a starry black comedy about a disastrous dinner party

Guy Lodge

08, Oct, 2017 @6:30 AM

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Lovers, haters and dead dictators: the must-see movies of autumn 2017
Kicking off our guide to the season’s cultural highlights, we head to the cinema for the return of Blade Runner, a tale of taboo sex and Armando Iannucci’s stunning Stalin satire. Here are the 20 films we’re most looking forward to this autumn

Peter Bradshaw

11, Sep, 2017 @5:00 AM

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Berlin film festival 2017 roundup: an SOS for a world without walls
Sally Potter’s The Party, Gurinder Chadha’s Viceroy’s House and a magical refugee story from Aki Kaurismäki stood out. But this year’s real Berlinale finds came from Chile and China…

Jonathan Romney

19, Feb, 2017 @8:00 AM

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The Party review – conniptions amid the canapés in an observant real-time farce
Kristin Scott Thomas stars as a shadow cabinet member hosting one of those dos at which shock revelation follows shock revelation, in Sally Potter’s short, smart comedy

Peter Bradshaw

13, Feb, 2017 @10:01 PM

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Sally Potter: 'The Party is the opposite of Brexit'
The British director of the star-studded political comedy, which premiered at Berlin film festival, says it is ‘absolutely a political statement’ about ‘a broken England’

13, Feb, 2017 @4:39 PM

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