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  • Alistair Braidwood

The GFF 2020 Podcasts: An Interview with Rialto Director Peter Mackie Burns…

Updated: May 7, 2021

For the latest of SWH!’s Glasgow Film Festival 2020 podcasts Ali spoke to previous podcast guest, director Peter Mackie Burns, who told us all about his latest feature Rialto, which will be at the festival on 27th Feb (with a Q&A) and, if you miss that, on the afternoon of the 28th.

Peter explains the story of the Rialto’s title, why it’s set in Dublin, the themes and thoughts behind the film, the importance of the score, and just what, and who, drew him to the project in the first place.

It’s always a pleasure to catch up with Peter, and this was no exception as he gives a fascinating insight into the making of Rialto and his film making process, discusses the importance of festivals, reveals a little of what he plans to do next, admits his surprise and delight at the critical reception of his previous feature Daphne (which he discussed on the SWH! podcast), and a whole lot more.

This is the third in a series of podcasts in conjunction with GFF 2020, most of which will be with you during the festival itself (26th February – 8th March) when we’ll be talking to various filmmakers, directors, and others involved with this year’s films and events. We’ll let you know when they are available, but the best way to make sure you don’t miss any would be to subscribe – (see below).

If you are new round these parts there is quite a substantial back-catalogue of podcasts for you to discover. If you aren’t yet a subscriber you can do so, (or simply listen) at iTunes, on Podbean, with Spotify, by RSS (but you’ll need to have an RSS reader to do so) or on MixCloud.

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