In-Conversation with Guy Ritchie
Running Time: 60 minutes
The Red Sea IFF is proud to present this rare opportunity to hear British Film Director Guy Ritchie talk about his incredible body of work, for which he will receive the prestigious Red Sea Yusr Honorary Award at our opening night ceremony. Ritchie is one of those rare directors whose 1998 debut film, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, changed the cinematic landscape. It was a fresh and outlandish take on the British crime caper, which had a machine gun staccato and quotable dialogue. No wonder Brad Pitt came calling, delivering a knockout performance in the smash hit Snatch.In his early years, Ritchie's CV was populated with subversive capers (Revolver and RocknRolla), but he has since gone on to bigger and, arguably, more extraordinary things. He reinvented Sherlock Holmes, casting Robert Downey Jr. as the Baker Street Detective in two smash hit films, and his live-action take on Disney's Aladdin is one of the highest-grossing films of all -time. These films are just the tip of a spectacular iceberg. Ritchie was also behind Swept Away, The Man From U.N.C.L.E, The Gentleman and most recently, Wrath of Man. It's been an outstanding 25 years for the director, with, as we shall hear, many more to come. Get in quickly, as this is sure to be one of the hottest tickets of the Red Sea IFF.