Vanessa Redgrave received her first award in Cannes for Morgan: A Suitable Case For Treatment in 1966. Last year she was in attendance for a restored copy of Howard’s End in Cannes Classics. Now she has returned again to make her debut as a director at the age of 80 with Sea Sorrow, a documentary about the refugee crisis, directed by her son Carlo Nero. It features such star performers as Ralph Fiennes and Emma Thompson and a key agitator in Parliament for helping the plight of refugees, Lord Alf Dubs.
Q: What was the impetus for making Sea Sorrow at this particular time?
"It became obvious that it would be her film and she would have to direct it" - Carlo Nero Photo: Richard Mowe
Vanessa Redgrave: The refugees started having a hard time escaping a long time ago because the wars have been going for ages.