On The Pick of the Flicks Podcast, a different guest drops in every week to chat about their favourite film. This week, Lynn + Lucy director Fyzal Boulifa delves into 1930s melodrama with King Vidor’s classic Stella Dallas…
On this week’s episode of The Pick of the Flicks Podcast, filmmaker Fyzal Boulifa discusses his terrific British drama Lynn + Lucy. We then discuss his favourite movie – director King Vidor’s melodrama Stella Dallas. We chat about Barbara Stanwyck’s incredible central performance, the intriguing class issues at the centre of the story and the way film critics often look down on overtly sentimental cinema.
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Lynn (Roxanne Scrimshaw) and Lucy (Nichola Burley) have been friends their whole lives; inseparable at school and now living as neighbours and young mothers on an estate. But when a tragedy befalls the pair, a chain of events is set in motion that will severely test their bond, bringing out fears and resentments in the local community.
Lynn + Lucy is available on BFI Player in the UK now.
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