PODCAST | Sarah Bradbury interviews Craig Roberts, director of the film Eternal Beauty.
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British director Craig Roberts told us what inspired him to make Sally Hawkins-starring Eternal Beauty. He explained how personal experience of knowing someone with a “superpower” led him to tell the story of a woman living with schizophrenia, written specifically with Sally Hawkins in mind.
Eternal Beauty: Sally Hawkins is a schizophrenic woman coping with a hallucinatory existence in Craig Roberts’ bold, sometimes hilarious and disturbing exploration of mental illness. Jilted as a young woman on her wedding day, the outsider in a fragmented family and beset with anxieties both real and imaginary, June has a life of constant struggle. Pills offer a possible solution and her relationship with vagrant musician Mike (David Thewlis) might be another. But does the medication and even love just exacerbate June’s delusional state of mind? Following his 2015 directorial debut Just Jim, Submarine star Craig Roberts’ sophomore feature is a true high-wire act, depicting the unstable perceptions of a fragile persona with delirious colour and design across ever-shifting time frames. Sally Hawkins’ fearless performance again confirms her as one of Britain’s best, and an ace supporting cast – Alice Lowe, Billie Piper, Penelope Wilton – prove equally committed to Roberts’ singular, humane vision.
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