Podcast: Booksmart + Sunset | feat. Beanie Feldstein & Kaitlyn Dever
Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein join us on the show this week, to talk about their new, instant classic teen comedy Booksmart, plus we travel to Budapest for Sunset, the new film from the director of Son of Saul.
Study hard, don’t slack off, get into a good college: that’s the formula for high school success, or so think best friends Molly (Beanie Feldstein) and Amy (Kaitlyn Dever). That’s until they discover that their hard-partying classmates are also bound for the Ivy League. So begins the party odyssey that is Booksmart.
From László Nemes, the Oscar-winning director of Son of Saul, comes Sunset, a sublimely evocative recreation of 1913 Budapest, a city at the crux of world history. Irisz Leiter (Juli Jakab) arrives in the capital eager to become a milliner at her late parents’ legendary hat shop. But she is drawn into the mystery of what happened to her long-missing brother. Her search will lead her into a dazzling panorama of the dying gasps of the Austro-Hungarian empire.
Discussing the films this week are Jake Cunningham, Kelly Powell, Iana Murray and Sam Howlett
Olivia Wilde’s Booksmart plays on our screens from Monday 27 May
László Nemes’ Sunset plays in our cinemas and on Curzon Home Cinema from Friday 31 May