The creative partnership behind Last Night In Soho have been discussing what the hotly-anticipated upcoming film means to them.
Ahead of its October release, the creative duo at the heart of the upcoming Last Night in Soho have been chatting about the film. Director Edgar Wright co-wrote the film alongside the 1917 scribe, Krysty Wilson-Cairns, and whilst chatting to Empire the pair have been discussing some of the film’s themes.
Wright’s films always work on several levels, and it seems that Last Night In Soho will be no different, with Wright stating “it’s a bit of a cautionary tale of nostalgia. It’s about the dangers of romanticising the past. Last Night In Soho is really about that idea of ‘be careful what you wish for'”.
All of Wright’s films have layers to them, which in turn make them so enjoyable to watch and rewatch. From the Cornetto Trilogy’s meta-textual humour to the genre deconstruction in each of his movies, there are always plenty of ideas to unpack. Demonstrating that Last Night In Soho will be no different, Wilson-Cairns discusses another way in which the film can be explored, saying “it’s about the exploitation of women. And the exploitation of any marginalised group, really. I don’t think people talk about it enough. I don’t think we see it on screen enough and I don’t think we understand the full implications of it enough. And I think we need to talk about it in fiction, because that’s how people begin to grapple with stuff that’s not directly connected to them. So it couldn’t not be a theme, because we’re talking about the ’60s and it was rife.”
The film, which stars Anya Taylor-Joy, follows ‘an aspiring fashion designer is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s, where she encounters a dazzling wannabe singer. However, the glamour is not all it appears to be, and the dreams of the past start to crack and splinter into something far darker.’
It’s an intriguing setup, and the use of females characters for the two lead roles developed organically according to Wilson-Cairns.
Pretty soon, we’ll have a chance to add our own thoughts to the conversation, with the film set to release on October 29th. Frankly, we can’t wait.
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