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Career Girls (1997)

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Mike Leigh

Written by

Mike Leigh

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Naked (1995)

Directed by

Mike Leigh

Written by

Mike Leigh

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Life Is Sweet (1995)

Directed by

Mike Leigh

Written by

Mike Leigh

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High Hopes (1995)

Directed by

Mike Leigh

Written by

Mike Leigh

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Topsy-Turvy (1999)

Directed by

Mike Leigh

Written by

Mike Leigh

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Mike Leigh

Mike Leigh

Born in Salford, Manchester, in 1943, Mike Leigh has developed a unique method of creating films through controlled improvisations. After his debut Bleak Moments (1971) he made a succession of admired TV plays, including Abigail's Party and Nuts in May. He then returned to feature films: High Hopes (1988), Life is Sweet (1990), Naked (1993). Secrets and Lies won the Palme d'Or at Cannes in 1996. Topsy-Turvy (1999) won two Oscars. All or Nothing followed in 2002. Since then he has made the Oscar-nominated Vera Drake (2004), which won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, Happy-Go-Lucky (2008) and Another Year (2010). He also did Two Thousand Years for the National Theatre in 2005. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Projections 4½ : In association with Positif: Film-makers on Film-making

Faber & Faber Limited, 1995

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...A priest instructs an illiterate peasant to send his son to school. The boy walks 12 km every day, until his clog breaks. His father cuts down a tree to make a new clog, but the tree belongs to the landowner. So does their home...

The Award Season

Mike Figgis

Mike Figgis is the renowned musician/film-maker whose career began with the People Show in the 1970s. His film credits include Stormy Monday, Internal Affairs, the award-winning Leaving Las Vegas, as well as the innovative digital films Timecode and Hotel. His photographs have been displayed at galleries, and he has created installations for gallery spaces. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Projections 6 : Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 1996

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...Mike Figgis with Nicolas Cage and Elisabeth Shue (photo by Suzanne Hannover).I am now a member of the award circuit. Leaving Las Vegas has been noticed and endorsed by groups of critics. It started at Toronto in September of last year...

A Sense of History (1992)

Mike Leigh

Born in Salford, Manchester, in 1943, Mike Leigh has developed a unique method of creating films through controlled improvisations. After his debut Bleak Moments (1971) he made a succession of admired TV plays, including Abigail's Party and Nuts in May. He then returned to feature films: High Hopes (1988), Life is Sweet (1990), Naked (1993). Secrets and Lies won the Palme d'Or at Cannes in 1996. Topsy-Turvy (1999) won two Oscars. All or Nothing followed in 2002. Since then he has made the Oscar-nominated Vera Drake (2004), which won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, Happy-Go-Lucky (2008) and Another Year (2010). He also did Two Thousand Years for the National Theatre in 2005. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mike Leigh on Mike Leigh

Faber and Faber, 2008

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...This confessional memoir of the fictional twenty-third Earl of Leete (Jim Broadbent) is a short but shocking history of his estate. With his tweed suit, bald head and controlled upper-class voice, the earl tells the camera how his father...