Improvisation, intelligence and collaboration — life in film with Mike Leigh

Salford-born auteur, Mike Leigh, is one of UK’s most internationally recognised and critically acclaimed filmmakers working today. A seven-time Oscar nominee, winner of five BAFTAs, and nominated for another ten BAFTA awards, Leigh is also the only British director to have won the top prize at both Cannes (for Secrets & Lies, 1996) and Venice (for Vera Drake, 2004).

As part of a nation-wide celebration of Leigh’s work, Home, Manchester is hosting a special season of his early films coinciding with the…