Mira Nair is one of my favourite directors in world cinema. She brings a warmth and intelligence to all her pictures, and isn’t afraid to strike up new rhythms and takes on how cinema should look and feel. Her films are often quieter than others’ yet they chime with resonance, films such as The Namesake and her take on Vanity Fair. Then there are the lively ones, such as her breakthrough Salaam Bombay and Monsoon Wedding and her latest, the vibrant yet quietly radical Disney film Queen of Katwe. I met up with Mira to talk about Africa and how this film touched such a personal note.
Featured image: Director Mira Nair (right) with stars Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo.