Episode 160: ‘A History of Violence’ with ‘Proxima’ Director Alice Winocour

Episode 160

26th November 2020

Writer and director Alice Winocour (Proxima, Disorder) joins April Wolfe to discuss David Cronenberg’s ‘A History of Violence,’ sex scenes, and women astronauts stopping their periods.

Episode notes

A History of Violence

This week we are joined by the celebrated writer and director Alice Winocour. She calls in from Paris to talk about David Cronenberg’s A History of Violence. Alice and April dissect the film and admire Cronenberg’s craft of layering intricate depth on top of a simple story idea. Alice points out the “69-ing” sex scene in particular and explains how it inspires her to create images that she has never seen before. She also discusses how being a mother influenced her latest space drama, Proxima. And lastly, Alice talks about working with Eva Green, and how Eva claims to be from another planet.

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  • Alice Winocour

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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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