Episode 141: ‘Pillaged’ with ‘First Cow’ Director Kelly Reichardt

Episode 141

16th July 2020

One of cinema’s greatest filmmakers, Kelly Reichardt (‘Wendy and Lucy,’ ‘Old Joy’), joins April Wolfe to discuss the obscure French film ‘Pillaged’ AKA ‘Mise à sac’

Episode notes

A film still from 'Pillaged' (1967). Two men drill into a large safe


We recorded this episode back in February and have been anxiously waiting to release it since. On this week’s episode, we had the good fortune to talk with one of the greatest directors of the 21st century, Kelly Reichardt. She is on to discuss the obscure 1967 French film, Pillaged. She also discusses her newest film, First Cow. Kelly takes April through the adaptation process and explains how she made First Cow a unique story from the novel. She also chats about making westerns and utilizing the tropes of the genre. Kelly is a true master of cinema, but she’s also genuinely hilarious. This is one of our most entertaining episodes and one you should not miss.

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You can watch First Cow on VOD now.

If you haven’t seen Pillaged, you can watch this crappy version on YouTube.

With April Wolfe and Kelly Reichardt

In this episode...


  • Kelly Reichardt

About the show

Switchblade Sisters is a podcast providing deep cuts on genre flicks from a female perspective. Every week, screenwriter and former film critic April Wolfe sits down with a phenomenal female film-maker to slice-and-dice a classic genre movie – horror, exploitation, sci-fi and many others! Along the way, they cover craft, the state of the industry, how films get made, and more. Mothers, lock up your sons, the Switchblade Sisters are coming!

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