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Michael Winterbottom, The Face of An Angel

Ferociously productive English writer-director Michael Winterbottom has created twenty-five features and documentaries since 1995, including Welcome to Sarajevo, which was nominated for the Palme d'Or, The Road to Guantanamo, A Mighty Heart about Mariane Pearl, and the comedic The Trip.

Winterbottom's 2014 work Face of an Angel, a riff on the notorious Amanda Knox case in which the American college student is accused of murdering her roommate in Italy, brings the director into the studio to reflect on the film. Listen in to hear details about how the movie is a meditation on the media rather than a true crime documentary, the creation of the meta filmmaker in the story, played by Germany’s Daniel Brühl, and a mysterious plot echo of actress Kate Beckinsale's real-life split from her husband.


Beyond the Subtitles


Stephen Schaefer hosts candid conversations with actors, filmmakers, producers and movie people near and far. Schaefer has over three decades of writing and talking about movies behind him. He is the author of the Hollywood spoof The Autobiography of Marla Del Marr as told to Stephen Schaefer  and is currently a film critic and entertainment writer for The Boston Herald; and a contributor to USA Today and Entertainment Weekly.