BBC 4 Cinema Awards

Nominated Films:

Of Gods and Men (Xavier Beauvois)

The Skin I Live In (Pedro Almondover)

Uncle Boomee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)

A Separation (Asghar Farhadi) WINNER!!

Something very interesting I noticed when watching the Cinema Awards was when Isabelle Huppert (The Piano Teacher, 8 Women) gave her speech after winning the award for Achievement in Cinema she talked about missing one film and that was a British Film, Jonathon Ross then went on to say “If Isabelle doesn’t get a part in the next Inbetweeners movie I’ll be very cross”, there was then a laugh from the audience. The laugh came from an audience of foreign film loving upper class people who obviously found the idea of having such a respectable actress in a low culture film such as the Inbetweeners would be totally crazy. Here we see a line that is clearly not blurred between high and low culture. This is quite an extreme case as maybe the Inbetweeners movie isn’t quite her forte.

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To see the bit I mean go 38 minutes 40 seconds in.

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