“Without our stories, we don’t exist”. Shekhar Kapur is the brilliant director of the Queen Elizabeth films starring Cate Blanchett. Blanchett describes Kapur as “completely and utterly unusual and deeply unafraid”. His bio says he works at the intersection of art, myth and activism.
In this Ted.com talk Kapur discusses the many levels on which stories live; personal, spiritual, political, mythological. If you have the chance to hear the director’s commentary on the DVD of Elizabeth the Golden Age – please do treat yourself to that as well. His profound, loving attention to his characters and their surroundings is inspiring.
I also love Kapur’s blog musings about whether he is male or female. I think I may have found my soul mate.
Here is the trailer for Elizabeth the Golden Age: