• Director

    Mark Cousins

  • Producers

    David P. Kelly

  • With

    Tilda Swinton, Debra Winger, Jeremy Thomas

  • UK 2021. 94min

  • UK Distribution

    Curzon Film

  • Language


This film’s BFI Player premiere is scheduled for the time listed above. You have 24 hours to start watching and 4 hours to complete the film once you’ve started. Tickets can be booked until the end time listed above (subject to availability).

Adopting a typically leftfield but also striking approach to documentary portraiture, prolific filmmaker and hardcore cinephile Mark Cousins frames his film about Jeremy Thomas – producer of landmark works by Oshima, Bertolucci and Cronenberg, amongst others – around a long car journey they share to the Cannes Film Festival. Comprising an entertainingly freewheeling conversation, expansive film clips and archive, loving testimonies from the likes of Tilda Swinton and Debra Winger, and candid observational footage, Cousins’ film examines Thomas’ various professional and personal passions and preoccupations. We not only learn about Thomas’ colossal impact on independent cinema, but also of his obsession with fast cars, sex and art in an unconventional, always fascinating film. A fittingly offbeat tribute to a true maverick and cinema hero.

Paul Ridd

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Access information

The BFI Player screening on Wednesday 6 October will be presented with an audio-description soundtrack for customers who are blind or partially-sighted, and will have optional closed captions for customers who are D/deaf or hard of hearing.

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