What do you get when you mix female bodybuilding, guns, and a twisted romance? You get Love Lies Bleeding, the latest film from director and co-writer Rose Glass. When she first emailed Kristen Stewart about appearing as its lead, Rose says she described the film as a “crime, romance, thriller, dark comedy, farce, surreal thing”. She talks with Lilah about how she developed the idea, and the kinds of stories she's drawn to as a creator. She also walks through the process of how the film got made – from the script to the final edit.


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Links (all FT links get you past the paywall):

– The FT’s review of Rose’s first film, Saint Maud: https://on-ft-com.ezproxy.cul.columbia.edu/3PRIw8C

– Love Lies Bleeding is in theatres now in the US, and will be in theatres in the UK on May 3

– Saint Maud is on Amazon Prime in the US, and Apple TV in the UK

– Here’s a link to watch some of Rose’s short films: https://rose-glass.com/short


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Original music by Metaphor Music. Mixing and sound design by Breen Turner and Sam Giovinco

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