In the latest episode of The Screen Podcast, the team discuss the final contenders for the Baftas, and mark International Women’s Day by speaking to renowned independent filmmaker Nina Menkes. 

Screen’s editor Matt Mueller, deputy editor Louise Tutt, awards and box office editor Charles Gant, and chief film critic and reviews editor Fionnuala Halligan give their final Bafta predictions ahead of the ceremony on March 13, and assess the overall awards race as it enters its final stretch. Is it down to a battle between The Power Of The Dog and Belfast in key categories, or can Dune, Licorice Pizza, King Richard or After Love pull off a few surprises along the way? Who are the front-runners in the acting categories?

And with International Women’s Day 2022 taking place on March 8, Halligan also spoke to director and academic Nina Menkes about her documentary Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power.

Premiering at Sundance before a worldwide tour which includes Berlin and the upcoming CPH:DOX to date, Brainwashed is based on a series of Menkes’ lectures which argue that shot design is gendered – that men and women are, quite simply, shot differently. Halligan speaks to the director about her career and the impact that gendered shot design has on wider culture.

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