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Caprice

Caprice

Hogg’s graduation project from the NFTS was CAPRICE, featuring the screen debut of an unknown Scottish actress – one Katharine Matilda Swinton; Tilda for short. Exploring a young woman’s obsession with the glitzy, vacuous world of fashion magazines, CAPRICE stars the future Oscar-winner as Lucky, who finds herself mysteriously catapulted into the pages of the glossy periodical which provides the short’s title. It’s certainly not to be confused with Frank Tashlin's $5m-budgeted CinemaScope comedy CAPRICE (1967) starring Doris Day – although if the tagline fits, why not wear it? “A zig zag pattern of suspense and excitement!”

(Neil Young)

Born in London in 1960, Joanna Hogg resides and works in the United Kingdom’s capital. She studied at the National Film & Television School in Buckinghamshire, where her graduation film, CAPRICE (1986), starred “Matilda” (a.k.a. Tilda) Swinton in a very early screen appearance for the future Oscar-winner. Hogg also worked in photography, experimental film and music video, and her television work in the 1990s included episodes of the popular series LONDON'S BURNING, CASUALTY and LONDON BRIDGE, plus the stand-alone EASTENDERS special DOT'S STORY (2003). In 2007, her debut feature UNRELATED (2007), set in Tuscany and featuring Tom Hiddleston in his big-screen debut, premiered at the London Film Festival, winning the international critics' FIPRESCI award. Her 2010 follow-up ARCHIPELAGO, set on the Scilly Isles off the Cornish coast, received three nominations - Best Film, Best Screenplay and Best Actor (Hiddleston) – at the Evening Standard British Film Awards. In 2013, her third film EXHIBITION (2013) competed for the Golden Leopard at Locarno, and her work was showcased in the Emerging Artist sidebar of the 51st New York Film Festival.

Tribute 2014

Joanna Hogg

Great Britain 1986
DCP from 16mm / color and black & white
26 minutes
EF

Screenplay
Cinematography
David Tattersall
Editing
Nick Thompson
Sound
Ronald Bailey
Music
Robert Parnell
Cast
Tilda Swinton, Bruce Payne, Marty Cruickshank, Helen Cooper, Darlene Johnson, Anthony Higgins

Production

National Film and Television School
Beaconsfield Studios
Station Road, Beaconsfield
Bucks HP9 1LG
Great Britain
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