Feature On Location

On Location: how Black Death resisted Hollywood glamour in favour of ‘dirty realism’

Set in 1348 – the year the plague is believed to have reached England from Europe – Black Death┬ácaptures the devastation this pandemic once caused with unflinching realism. In an early scene, gruesome shots emphasise the severity of this wave of disease. The protagonist, a young monk named Osmund (Eddie Redmayne), surveys a large collection […]


First Person: interview with director Christopher Smith

Bristol-born director Christopher Smith returned to his alma mater this week to talk to current students about his career since graduating and to offer a sneaky peak at his new film Black Death. Jez Conolly spoke to Christopher about his latest venture, as well as his last picture Triangle, released on DVD back in March, […]