The Art of Adaptation

The Art of Adaptation

The Art of Adaptation + Panel Discussion


Venue: BFI Southbank
Date: Tue 6 May, 2014
Time: 6.20pm

Ruth Platt & Hilary Mantel Discussion

When filmmaker Ruth Platt optioned a short story by Booker-prize winner Hilary Mantel, the pair began a fascinating search for a shared visual language. Here, they discuss the art and practicality of adaptation, alongside a special screening.


The heart fails without warning

UK 2013. Dir Ruth Platt. With Maxine Peak, Martha Mackintosh. 18 min.

Lola’s sister suddenly stops eating, so Lola treats her with the scorn she deserves – until one event changes how she sees her family. A savage, darkly comic tale about family and secrets.