Thanks to Alexandra Heller-Nicholas for joining us in the cave this week with her round-up of the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival!

Films reviewed this week:

Birds of Passage (Ciro Guerra, Cristina Gallego)

Alexandra Heller-Nicholas chatted about some films from the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival, including: Justin Kurzel's True History of the Kelly Gang, Unjoo Moon's I Am Woman, Gregor Jordan's Dirt Music, Mati Diop's Atlantics, Chiara Malta's Simple Women, Marjane Satrapi's Radioactive, Taika Waititi's Jojo Rabbit, Benedict Andrews' Seberg, Mattie Do's The Long Walk, Neasa Hardiman's Sea Fever, and Katrin Gebbe's Pelican Blood.

ET (Steven Spielberg, 1982) *Retro selection*

Playlist for Plato's Cave – 7 October 2019
  • Kool Thing Sonic Youth
  • Flying (ET Theme)John Williams

About this program

Primal Screen is a show about movies, from the ones on the big screen to the ones you stream. A mix of new release and retrospective film reviews, and occasional interviews with film practitioners. Presented by Paul Anthony Nelson and Flick Ford with regular guest critics. 

Co-producer and panel operator: Karl Chapman
Podcast editor: Maudie Osborne


The podcast intro and outro theme is Soft Illusion and was generously provided by Andras.