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to get borisjohnson might be able to get some difference ideals to show there is progress happening at cop26. it suggests they could work on deals on the oceans, electric vehicles, there is a lot of pressure on countries to deliver on climate financing for the poorer countries, back in paris in 2015 they all agreed they would give a total of $100 billion by last year to help the least developed countries make the economy is greener, and that has not happened, so borisjohnson will put people under pressure to actually stump up the cash they promised. ivellum under pressure to actually stump up the cash they promised.— under pressure to actually stump up the cash they promised. when we talk about rain forest _ the cash they promised. when we talk about rain forest were _ the cash they promised. when we talk about rain forest were not _ the cash they promised. when we talk about rain forest were not talking - about rain forest were not talking about rain forest were not talking about the amazon because we have a deal with bolsonaro, there are rainforests on the african continent. benjamin, your thoughts on this? i continent. ben'amin, your thoughts on this? ~ , , .,
on this? i think it is trying to broaden an _ on this? i think it is trying to broaden an arrangement - on this? i think it is trying to j broaden an arrangement like on this? i think it is trying to - broaden an arrangement like cop26 can succeed in achieving, notjust things— can succeed in achieving, notjust things like — can succeed in achieving, notjust things like carbon emissions but tackling — things like carbon emissions but tackling deforestation. these are major— tackling deforestation. these are major challenges is still some of those _ major challenges is still some of those countries, you named bolsonaro, the leaders are most reluctant— bolsonaro, the leaders are most reluctant so there will have to be some _ reluctant so there will have to be some carrot and stick to get these countries — some carrot and stick to get these countries to agree to global agreement on things like deforestation.— agreement on things like deforestation. �* , , ., deforestation. ben, still staying on the front page _ deforestation. ben, still staying on the front page of _ deforestation. ben, still staying on the front page of the _ deforestation. ben, still staying on the front page of the sunday - deforestation. ben, still staying on | the front page of the sunday times, have you been shaking hands yet? i have you been shaking hands yet? i have you been shaking hands yet? i have to confess... when it happened last yearm _ have to confess... when it happened last year... we all had to stop shaking — last year... we all had to stop shaking hands, i genuinely thought the handshake was dead! you are still doing — the handshake was dead! you are still doing on instinct and the story— still doing on instinct and the story in— still doing on instinct and the story in the sunday times points out people _ story in the sunday times points out pennie lock — story in the sunday times points out people lock fingers after a fight so this handshake might be more innate and even _ this handshake might be more innate and even 18_ this handshake might be more innate and even 18 months of a pandemic will not _
and even 18 months of a pandemic will not sap — and even 18 months of a pandemic will not sap it out of us.— will not sap it out of us. shaking hands, will not sap it out of us. shaking hands. you _ will not sap it out of us. shaking hands, you back— will not sap it out of us. shaking hands, you back to _ will not sap it out of us. shaking hands, you back to that, - will not sap it out of us. shaking hands, you back to that, john? l will not sap it out of us. shaking - hands, you back to that, john? when ou meet hands, you back to that, john? when you meet someone, _ hands, you back to that, john? when you meet someone, if— hands, you back to that, john? when you meet someone, if you _ hands, you back to that, john? when you meet someone, if you don't - hands, you back to that, john? wief'i you meet someone, if you don't shake hands it's an awkwardness, just a slight nod, i will not do this bumping like borisjohnson, that is cringeworthy, but i think if you don't have covid shaking hands is quite good but there was an interview around yesterday with nicola sturgeon saying she is not shaking hands at the moment and she hopes never to shake someone's hand again, ithink hopes never to shake someone's hand again, i think that's a shame. i again, i think that's a shame. i still go to shake a hand but anyway, benjamin and john, thank you very much for your time tonight, enjoy the rest of your weekend. an greta thunberg will be with andrew marr tomorrow. that's it for the papers tonight. next, it's the film review. goodbye for now.
hello and welcome to the film review on bbc news. to take us through this week's cinema releases is mark kermode. so, mark, what do we have this week? very mixed bag. we have passing, the directing debut. we have last night in soho which is the latest from edgar wright and we have antlers which is a strangely sombre horror movie. let's start off with passing. directorial debut for rebecca hall. very fine actor. an adaptation of the novel by nello lawson. tessa thompson are irene and claire.
they knew each other as kids, this is set in 1929, and they meet by chance in an upmarket new york establishment. here is a clip. pardon me, i don't mean to stare, but... i think i know you. i'm afraid you're mistaken. no, of course i know you. you lookjust the same. tell me, do they still call you renee? yes, but no one still be there for a long time. l don't you know me? not really, really? i'm afraid i can't i seem to place you. claire? that's right.
so what's happened is irene is now living in harlem with her husband who is a doctor. claire however is married tojohn, who is a bigot, a racist, who believes that his wife is white, which is the passing of the title. one of the the interesting things of the film is pretty much everyone in it is pretend they're not pretending to be something that they're not. you saw from that clip, the film is shot in foursquare film black and white. if you are watching a movie in this 1929, movies would look like a square frame, black and white. the use of the black and white is fascinating because when you look at a black and white film it isn't to do with black and white, it's to do with all the shades in between. and it kind of brilliantly and you would encapsulate the ambiguity going all through the film. i should say, this is a very difficult subject matter to make a film about.
i think rebecca hall has done it rather brilliantly. it's sensitive and it's handled very well. it's also dramatically engaging. there are moments of melodrama, absolutely. looks really good, performances are really convincing and it's just one of those films that the more you think about it, the greater an achievement it is. because it would be so easy to do this and to get it wrong. it's quite a brave film to a maid. i think it's really rather good. it's in cinemas now, it's going to be on netflix. if you get a chance to see it in cinemas, and you saw from that, it needs to be seen projected because it's a really good—looking film. a bit like seeing a film in the �*205, almost was up exactly. before every one could watch everything on streaming. hollowing coming up. so it's spooky time and some horror films out. last night in soho. made by shot of dead... so the story is a young girl from cornwall comes to london
to be a fashion student, she is obsessed with the �*60s. she finds herself lightly taken back into the �*60s through dreams or are they dreams are a ghostly apparition? sandy is a wannabe singer in the 19605 whose lives she starts to mirror and in fact starts to share that life is up on them on hand this is like a wishful film fantasy with somebody who loves a �*60s wakes up in the �*60s, in a cafe. it is also a nightmare because what happens is she starts to see things she can't do anything about. the thing i really love about it, i'm a big fan of edgar wright anyway, his movies of always sort of teetered on the brink of being musicals, when he does a car chases there like musical car chases. when he does fight scenes, it's like musical fight scenes. this have dance scenes and big pop soundtracks but it slips between being between this and a slasher movie. at that was really clever between doing and how it shifted.
people may find it's a bit too full of movie references because walking around in soho, every single street has a history of its own. he called it peeping tom's midnight garden which i think is a brilliant description of it. i absolutely loved it. i start twice and absolutely love it. and the soundtrack is supposed to be great. wall—to—wall �*60s pop hits. i use brilliantly to get that slightly off—kilter field. he's got a great pop sensibility anyway. i think you'd enjoy it, i think you should see it twice because it's part of the second time. i see every film you recommend. also another horror out is antlers. this is strange. from a story called the quiet boy. this is executive producer... 0regon, rural town, very impoverished. a teacher in dancers away but one of her here's a clip. i know you've been
working on a story. will you read us a little bit? once there were three bears that lived in a dark and wet cave - up above a small town. big bear, little bear and baby bear. big bear used to takei care of the little bears but big bear got sick. lost his job and his i insides turned black. you get a sense from that of the sort of sombre creepy. i want and it's a film about which is about social problem, domestic abuse, poverty. 0n the other hand it's a fantasy film. if you think of his backbone which is make specific
reference to it does nothing about melding reality and fantasy. i think this is only partly successful. there are some bits in it that are like creature feature like pumpkin head. there are other things in it that are really about the grim, gritty reality of life. i don't think they fully got the parts to match up with that, but i do think it's interesting to see somebody trying to tell an important story through the horror of fantasy genre. i think the problem is, it's halloween, people go to movies for scares, if you're looking forjump scares it doesn't really have that many of them. if you're looking for something that is flat social commentary it got too much fantasy. in a way the two halves don't quite match up. but it's ambitious and guillermo del toro does hang over like a shadow. you look at this and you think this is produced by the guy who made the devil's backbone and who made the shape of water and pan's labyrinth. this is and is good as any of those but it is interesting. do people go and see herjust
because it's halloween do you think? absolutely. yes, because everyone likes a good scare. of course they do. best out at the moment? doon. have you seen dune? no, i tried to read the book which is a very big, thick book from 1965? yes. here's what they've done they cut it in half. this is dune in part one foot out the best thing is they made part one not knowing whether they be able to make part two. as of tuesday part two is definitely happening. when you consider how many people have been defeated by the novel of dune, i think they've done a terrificjob. as i said last week on the show, the massive space worms are really impressive. i mean that as a compliment. and best reissue? seven samurai is back in seminaries as part of the bfi japan, season this is cura ao's masterpiece was that many people know because it's the film that inspired magnificent seven. back on the big screen.
a great reason to go back to the cinema, every one's seen seven samurai but see a projected, on a big screen is really fabulous. it still looks as exciting and thrilling as it did when i first came out and it is fantastically influential. why, why is it so influential? because it's good. it literally comes down to that. because it's good. it is a brilliant story well told in a story which is been retold in so many different genres. it's the source well. it works because it's a really well—made film. i think the secret to cinema is that simple, good films endure. if only everybody can make a good film. yeah, it's not that simple. if only it was that simple. mark, thank you very much indeed. that is it for this week. thank you all for watching, goodbye. good morning. once again, we are going to start
off with some heavy early morning rain, but the difference with this morning will be the strength of the wind. now, that is going to help push this frontal system quite quickly north and east. gale force gusts are likely through the irish sea and across the channel facing coasts for a time. some of the rain really quite heavy, but it rattles through quite quickly so by lunchtime that front will be sitting into the far north of scotland, leaving a trail of showers along exposed west—facing coasts. so sunny spells and scattered showers for most of us into the afternoon with top temperatures between 10 3111114 degrees. the wind is changing direction, more to a north—westerly as we go into monday — the beginning of november. that is going to push that milder air, the yellow tones, back into the near continent and it will feel noticeably cooler. there will be plenty of showers around on monday. but by tuesday, fewer showers, a little more sunshine, but temperatures disappointing.
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