25 Feb 2018

Sally Potter: 'I allowed the wicked side of myself to come out'

From Sunday Morning, 11:04 am on 25 February 2018

British film director Sally Potter is best known for her 1992 arthouse film Orlando with Tilda Swinton, based on the novel by Virginia Woolf. She's been writing and directing films since she left school at 16 and has written every script she's directed. Potter is a groundbreaking female storyteller and one of the UK's foremost film directors. Her latest film, the political comedy The Party, starring Timothy Spall and Kristin Scott Thomas, took out The Guild film prize at the 2017 Berlin Film Festival. She says it took a mere two weeks to shoot, in a pressure-cooker atmosphere. Sally Potter's website also features a section called SP-ARK an online educational area for film-makers.