Over the Moon Q&A with director Glen Keane and producers Peilin Chou, Gennie Rim
When’s it on? Monday 26 October, 19:00, BFI YouTube
Over the Moon is the new animated film from Netflix and Pearl Studio and tells the story of young Fei Fei who decides to build a lunar rocket in order to track down Chang E, the legendary Goddess of the Moon. Set in contemporary China, this is a beautifully made, funny and exciting film that launches on Netflix on 23 October. Join Glen Keane (who directed Oscar winning short Dear Basketball and while at Disney created The Little Mermaid’s Ariel, Beast from Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and Pocahontas), Peilin Chou (producer of Dreamworks Abominable) and Gennie Rim (Producer of Dear Kobe) in conversation with Justin Johnson, BFI Lead Programmer.
Mark Kermode Online in 3D with Riz Ahmed, Aleem Khan, Joanna Scanlan, Tricia Tuttle and Ben Wheatley
When’s it on? Monday 26 October, 20:00, BFI Player
This month, Mark takes a look at the London Film Festival that has just wrapped, speaking to Festival Director Tricia Tuttle about how LFF adapted to the challenges of this year and chatting to the creators of 2 of the festival’s most talked about titles: Mogul Mowgli and After Love.
Riz Ahmed will join Mark to talk about Mogul Mowgli, which he describes as a sufi horror musical comedy, and the most personal film he has ever done. Aleem Khan and Joanna Scanlan, the writer-director and star of After Love, will discuss this upcoming BFI release which tells the story of a woman left reeling upon discovering her late husband’s secrets.
Mark will also be joined by Ben Wheatley to talk about his much anticipated re-make of Daphne Du Maurier’s Rebecca, now on Netflix, and teases us with some tidbits about his newly penned, recently shot horror film The Growing Green.
Maxxx creator O-T Fagbenle plus members of the cast and crew join Rhianna Dhillon to discuss the upcoming comedy series
When’s it on? Thursday 29 October, 20:00, BFI YouTube
Director, writer and actor O-T Fagbenle is joined by members of the cast and crew of the new comedy hit series Maxxx. Host Rhianna Dillon talks to them about how the series came to be and what audiences can expect from the edgy new Channel 4 show.
Maxxx centres around a formerly famous boyband star played by O-T Fagbenle who tries to make his music come back in a bid to win back his famous supermodel ex-girlfriend Jourdan Dunn and prove to the world that he isn’t a washed-up old has-been!
The show offers an outrageous, rude and cringe-inducing peek behind the pop world’s curtain, poking fun at the drugs, sex, insecurity and fragile narcissism of those who seek validation and meaning in all the wrong places.
Maxxx has been commissioned for E4 by Fiona McDermott, Head of Comedy, and Jack Bayles, Commissioning Editor. The executive producer is Luti Fagbenle (Jay-Z & Beyonce — OTR II, One Direction — Best Song Ever, M.O.T.H, Mixtape). The series is co-funded by Channel 4 and all3media international.
Maxxx episode 1 premieres on E4 on Thursday 29 October at 22:00.
Saint Maud director Rose Glass in conversation with Alice Lowe
When’s it on? Friday 30 October, 19:00, BFI YouTube
Director Rose Glass talks to fellow horror queen Alice Lowe (Prevenge) about her remarkable feature film debut, the genuinely frightening and nerve-shredding psychological horror Saint Maud.
In Saint Maud, a devout and reclusive nurse believes that God has given her a special mission when she’s assigned to look after a hedonistic and embittered ex-dancer living in an eerie gothic house on the coast.
Saint Maud is in UK cinemas now, including BFI Southbank.
Saint Maud was supported by the BFI using funds from the National Lottery.
Shinya Tsukamoto in conversation
When it’s on? Saturday 31 October, 19:00, BFI YouTube
To celebrate the launch of a new J-horror collection on BFI Player, one of Japan’s greatest cult filmmakers, Shinya Tsukamoto, joins writer Tom Mes to discuss his career, cyberpunk, the J-horror label and working with Martin Scorsese. In partnership with Third Window Films.
Tetsuo the Iron Man, Tetsuo II Body Hammer and A Snake of June are available to watch in the J-horror collection on BFI Player.
Gemini will be released on Blu-ray and made available in the UK for the first time by Third Window Films on 2 November.