BFI London Film Fest

Craig Roberts – Eternal Beauty #LFF2019

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A unique exploration of mental illness, starring Sally Hawkins.

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8 min. and 17 sec.

PODCAST | Matt Micucci interviews Craig Roberts, director of the film Eternal Beauty.

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An interview with Craig Roberts, director and writer of the film Eternal Beauty, which was screened in the Dare section of the 2019 BFI London Film Festival. The film talks about mental health issues and stars a wonderful Sally Hawkins, in her first role after her performance in the Oscar-winning film, The Shape of Water. It also deal with mental health, which Roberts discusses in this interview through his very positive way of looking at them as superpowers. Other topics discussed in this interview include the use of sense of humor in this film, working with Hawkins on developing her character and more.

Eternal Beauty: 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.


  • Reporter
    Matt Micucci
  • Guest
    Craig Roberts
  • Interviewee role
  • Film title
    Eternal Beauty
  • Festival section
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