The Storms of Jeremy Thomas

Fri 08 July / Pálás 2 / 17:30

(please note: this is the correct, amended time)

2021 / UK / 94 min / Documentary

Mark Cousins (The Story of Film, Women Make Film) accompanies producer Jeremy Thomas on his annual pilgrimage to the Festival de Cannes, discussing Thomas’ love of cinema, music, cars and controversy along the way.

“Ninety minutes at the sweet trolley of pure cinephilia…” — The Guardian
Their conversation is interspersed with clips from many of these films and contributions from two actors who have worked with the producer. Thomas talks about his own family’s heritage in British cinema, as a second-generation filmmaker, his entry into the business at such a young age (by his mid-30s he was a Best Picture Oscar winner) and his continued passion for the medium. Cousins’ commentary also highlights Thomas’ profound impact on world cinema, as a producer unafraid to court controversy and who delights in transgression.

Director: Mark Cousins
Writer: Mark Cousins
Producer: David P. Kelly
Cast: Mark Cousins, Tilda Swinton, Jeremy Thomas, Debra Winger & Rebecca O’Brien

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