Beatriz at Dinner premiere with Salma Hayek and Mike White
Beatriz at Dinner is the politically charged social date with its eyes set firmly on a certain presidential figure. Written by Mike White and directed by Miguel Arteta, it tells the story of Beatriz (Salma Hayek), a holistic healer from a poor town in Mexico, who ends up invited to a social dinner with her clients, along with cutthroat billionaire Doug Strutt (John Lithgow). After being confused for a servant rather than a dinner guest, the collision of their opposite worlds begins, setting the tone for an evening better described as an ideological cage fight.
We caught up with Mike White on the Sundance London 2017 red carpet, on where his inspiration for the script came from, and if he sees any plans for a School of Rock sequel.
We spoke to Salma Hayek on what it was like working with Miguel Arteta and why she thinks a political film like Beatriz at Dinner is so important.
Finally, we also had a chat with the directo himself and talked with him on where his motivations came from and what he thought of Trump’s presidency so far.
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Read our review of Beatriz at Dinner here.