Podcast: Can You Ever Forgive Me? feat. Richard E. Grant + Burning

We're lucky enough to welcome the Oscar nominated Richard E. Grant on to the podcast to talk about his new film Can You Ever Forgive Me? As well as that, we delve in to the burning questions and rare answers found in Lee Chang Dong's new film

Marielle Heller’s Can You Ever Forgive Me? stars Melissa McCarthy as the brilliantly unsympathetic literary fraud, Lee Israel. With her writing career permanently stalled, no job prospects and an inability to get over her ex-girlfriend, Israel turns her craft to penning elaborate fake letters from the likes of Noël Coward and Dorothy Parker, with the help of her drinking buddy Jack Hock (Richard E. Grant).

Adapted from Haruki Murakmi’s short story ‘Barn Burning’, Lee Chang-dong’s Burning was the toast of Cannes, turning the heat on the Croisette even higher. It’s about Jong-soo, a young man with dreams of becoming a writer, who bumps into Hae-mi (Jeon Jong-seo), a forgotten childhood friend. They begin a relationship, but she vanishes, only to return with the mysterious Ben in tow (The Walking Dead’s Steven Yeun), who starts to reveal some fascinating hobbies.

Discussing the films this week are Kelly Powell, Ella Kemp, Jake Cunningham and Sam Howlett

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Produced by Jake Cunningham

Edited by Mark Towers

Lee Chang-dong’s Burning plays on our screens from Friday 1 February

Marielle Heller’s Can You Ever Forgive Me? plays on our screens from Friday 1 February