Whit Stillman’s Damsels in Distress, plays on the Viasat Film Family channel in Norway on August 8th at 01:00 & 21:00.
In case you weren’t able to go to The Last Days of Disco screening in NYC, there is a video of the Q&A that you can watch:
Also an older interview of Stillman by Jessica Ellicott for SBS in which Stillman talks about the making of Love & Friendship, plus a vague idea for film with Kate Beckinsale.
‘The director of ‘Love & Friendship’ on adapting Jane Austen, classic Hollywood comedies and “doing justice” to much loved classics’ by Jessica Ellicott for SBS, (July 14, 2016).
Yes, but very likable in the same charming way that Lady Susan is in your film. Do you think there could have been a Golden Age of Hollywood version of Love & Friendship?
I don’t know, I suppose so. They would normally put this kind of story in a present-day setting. I’m not sure what they would have done with a period setting. But actually, Kate and I are both very interested in doing a ’30s flavoured film, so I think you’re right that those could be inspirations.