The Lesson – Director Alice Troughton on making her debut feature and why it can take five years.

This week BAFTA winning director Alice Troughton joins us to chat about her debut movie The Lesson starring Richard E Grant, Julie Delpy, Stephen McMillan and Daryl McCormack.

Giles Alderson and Dom Lenoir sat down with Alice to discuss wht it took five years to get to the screen and how it suddenly all came together and working with a brilliant team.

They also discuss:

The despicable art of monstrous men.

Script changes and themes.

Why music is important.

Feeling responsible for crews health and safety.

Why you should plan, plan, plan then bend like a willow.

What are Koi Pou?

And why having a great team is vital.

The Lesson is OUT NOW in cinemas.

Produced by Camille Gatin

DOP Anna Patarakina.

Written by Alex Mackeith.

The Lesson – Trailer


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Mark Hammett

Lee Hutchings

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