British films nostalgia attacked by Michael Portillo

Michael Portillo attacked the British film industry for trading on nostalgia - calling it "cosy, safe and unambitious" - and said it was pale when compared to more edgy and commercial work from Spain.

He sent the opposite message to David Cameron who visited Pinewood studios this week and called on UK film-makers to make more "commercially successful" movies.

It was part of a wider discussion with Charlotte Gainsbourg, Andrew Neil and Alan Johnson on the balance between art and commerce for performers.

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