Event details

Q & A with award-winning director Sarah Gavron

Sarah Gavron is a British film director (This Little Life, Brick Lane, Village at the End of the World),  who “got into filmmaking to make a difference”. She has dedicated her career to accurately telling the stories of women. Sarah’s award-winning film Suffragette tells the story of the Suffragette movement. The scarcity of female filmmakers in the UK is what inspires Sarah Gavron with her own filmmaking, and her responsibility as a female director.

FilmLab2 will take place on Thursday, 19th April at 7:30pm in Room AO-1.

Films screening at this event


Sarah Gavron
Meryl Streep, Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter
106 min

The opening film of 2015’s London Film Festival by British Jewish director Sarah Gavron. A thrilling drama about the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, forced into a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal state. Radicalised and turning to violence, they were willing to lose everything in the fight for equality – their jobs, their homes, their children, and their lives. A stellar cast featuring Meryl Streep, Carey Mulligan, and Helena Bonham Carter.

“Suffragette comes cloaked in respectability, but the fire in its belly is hot and real.”
The Daily Telegraph review

“The British suffragettes finally get a film they deserve.”
Time Out review