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Kermode and Mayo's Film Review

Sir Kenneth Branagh, The Tragedy of Macbeth, Cow, Scream, Ascension, Memoria and Save the Cinema


Sir Kenneth Branagh talks about his new film Belfast.

Mark reviews Scream, set twenty-five years after the original series of murders in Woodsboro; Joel Coen’s adaptation of Sir William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Macbeth, about a Scottish lord who becomes convinced by a trio of witches that he will become the next King of Scotland; Save the Cinema, which tells the story of Liz Evans, who started a campaign in the 90s to save the Lyric Cinema; documentary Ascension, which explores the pursuit of the "Chinese Dream."; Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Memoria, about a woman from Scotland, who while traveling in Colombia begins to notice strange sounds; Andrea Arnold’s Cow, a close-up portrait of the daily lives of two cows.

And the long-awaited The King’s Daughter, about King Louis XIV's quest for immortality leads him to capture and steal a mermaid's life force.

Plus Simon and Mark talk through all the films on current release.

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