As a regular segment on The Friday Morning Show, Opening The Box is a fairly free-flow jumble of thoughts gleaned from films I’ve recently seen on the telly. I’m no informed, wise movie buff by any stretch. But as an actor I’ve been lucky enough to journey from playing in front of camera to lounging in front of the screen watching the far better work of others, and that has given me some perspective on why we tell these stories, and what makes audiences tick. Enjoy
In this episode, Charlie stays on the French Cinema theme by discussing the work of Jacques Audiard and his 2009 film, 'A Prophet'. Charlie looks at how the director is able to intensify tension and violence through acts of friendship, kindness and companionship.
A Prophet is available on Mubi until mid April 2021.