Film festival chance to meet director

Lizzie Murphy A CONTROVERSIAL director and film-maker will today give his first interview in this country at the Bradford Film Festival.

Belgian Thierry Zno, 55, has produced films and documentaries that have been banned in several countries but now film fans will get a rare chance to see some of his provocative work and hear from the man himself.

University lecturer Mark Goodall will host a one-off interview and screening of three of his works at the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television.

The event, which costs 5 for entry or 3 for concessions including NUS, is entitled "Thierry Zno – Humans, Animals, Sex and Death".

Zno will be discussing his life, career and controversial work through an interpreter. There will also be a chance for the audience to ask questions.

Mr Goodall said: "It's a real coup that we've got Thierry to come to the UK let alone Bradford. This is a rare opportunity to meet a truly unique filmmaker whose work has inspired controversy, shock and furious debate and I would encourage all serious film buffs to attend what promises to be a fascinating event."

The three films that will be shown during the event include: Vase de Noces (The Wedding Trough), Des Mortes (Of The Dead) and Ya Basta – The Battle Cry of the Faceless.

The event will take place in the Cubby Broccoli Cinema at the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television from 7pm.