Magazine article Screen International

Candida Brady

Magazine article Screen International

Candida Brady

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UK journalist turned film-maker Candida Brady's first feature documentary Trashed follows Jeremy Irons on a world tour as he discovers issues surrounding waste. The film screened out of competition in Cannes.

Was it a surprise to be selected for Cannes?

I'm still recovering from the shock. I'm very honoured.

Any films you'd like to see here?

Do I have to choose? If you twisted my arm After The Battle and of course The Angels' Share are on my list; Kes is one of my all-time favourite films.

How did the film come about?

Many issues prompted me into making this film -- generally I became more and more concerned about all the stuff we were throwing away after five minutes and wondering what was happening to it all.

Where did your interest in rubbish come from?

It's not so much an interest in rubbish as more of a concern about waste and it came from.spending time with my grandparents who made the mostout of everything they had, and a father who' s a card-carrying environmentalist. I've ridden the same bike since I was a teenager, I've always shopped in charityshops and I'm addicted to ebay. …

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