LSFF: Lisa Gunning explores Tales of Us with I Am Dora

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  • Song Name: Lisa Gunning Explores Tales of Us
  • Artist: LSFF
  • Year: 2014

Film editor Lisa Gunning (Seven Psychopaths, Nowhere Boy) has made her directing debut with a collection of films inspired by songs from Tales Of Us, the stunning new album from Goldfrapp. Tales Of Us is a 30 minute journey through the individual stories of Stranger, Laurel, Jo, Drew and Annabel, which interconnect subtly, sharing themes of love, loss, madness and identity to take us on a unique musical and cinematic journey.

Speaking to Jemma Desai (I Am Dora) after a screening of the films, Lisa explained how the relationship with Alison Goldfrapp came about, how Lynch and Bergman influenced them both, and how a Los Angeles strip club provided the unlikely source of one of the films' actors. She also spoke about learning from the late Anthony Minghella and how a 'fierce logic' underpins the films' dreaminess.

Recorded at the ICA on 18 January 2014.