The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) today announced that Pedro Almódovar (Pain and Glory) and Robert Eggers (The Lighthouse) will feature in their 10th annual Screenwriters’ Lecture Series alongside Noah Baumbach (Marriage Story), Bong Joon Ho (Parasite) and Céline Sciamma (Portrait of a Lady on Fire).
Taking place at Curzon cinemas in Mayfair and Soho from 30 November to 12 December, the Screenwriters’ Lecture Series exists to celebrate screenwriters’ authorial contribution to film and gives esteemed writers a platform to share highlights and insights from their careers with an audience of film-lovers and their peers.
The 10th annual series begins on Saturday 30 November with a lecture from Pedro Almódovar, five-time BAFTA-winning screenwriter, director and producer. Almodóvar’s works include All About My Mother (1999), which won two BAFTA Awards and an Oscar, Volver (2006), and his latest release Pain and Glory (2019).
On Monday 2 December, French screenwriter Céline Sciamma will deliver her lecture. Sciamma film career began over 20 years ago with Water Lilies (2007), and more recently Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) which won her the Best Screenplay Award at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
Known for his dramatic comedies, Noah Baumbach will also speak about his career on Thursday 5 December. Baumbach has worked on The Squid and the Whale (2005) earning him an Oscar nomination, and more recently is known for Frances Ha (2012¬) and Marriage Story (2019). Robert Eggers will share his insights on the craft of screenwriting on Saturday 7 November. As well as a screenwriter, Eggers is a director and production designer best known for his acclaimed horror films including The Witch (2015) and The Lighthouse (2019).
South Korean film director and screenwriter Bong Joon Ho will close the series with his lecture on Thursday 12 December. His past credits include The Host (2006) and the science fiction action film Snowpiercer (2013), both of which were among the highest-grossing film of all time in South Korea. Most recent work has included Okja (2017) and Parasite (2019), in which Bong was director, producer and screenwriter across both.
Public tickets are now available for all lectures from Curzon, the official venue partner for the Screenwriter’s Lecture Series, at curzoncinemas.com/bafta