On The Pick of the Flicks Podcast, a different guest drops in every week to chat about their favourite film. This week, filmmaker Xinyi Zhu discusses the ground-breaking work of John Cassavetes in A Woman Under the Influence…
On this week’s episode of The Pick of the Flicks Podcast, Xinyi Zhu talks about her new short film Kindling, in which two estranged friends reunite for a major life event. We then discuss her choice of favourite movie – John Cassavetes drama A Woman Under the Influence. There’s plenty to dig into, including Cassavetes unique style, the performances of Gena Rowlands and Peter Falk and the lessons Zhu learned about filmmaking.
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Two estranged childhood best friends confront each other about who they were and what they have become, when one drives the other to get an abortion. The film is screening online for the Nevada City Film Festival from 28th August until 4th September.
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