Sally Potter

Sally Potter’s first ever studio album, Pink Bikini, a semi-autobiographical collection of songs about growing up as a young rebel and activist in London in the 1960s, is out now. Sally made her first 8mm film aged 14. She has since written and directed nine feature films, including Orlando (1992), her bold, Oscar-nominated adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s classic novel, The Tango Lesson (1996), The Man Who Cried (2000), Yes (2004), Rage (2009), Ginger & Rosa (2012), The Party (2017) and The Roads Not Taken, which premiered at Berlin Film Festival in 2020. She has also directed many short films (including Thriller and Play) and a television series, and has directed opera (Carmen for the ENO in 2007) and other live work. She was awarded an OBE in 2012 and her book Naked Cinema – Working with Actors was published by Faber & Faber in 2014.


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Music and Longing

By Sally Potter | August 9, 2023

Music and Longing

Filmmaker Sally Potter, who just put out her debut album Pink Bikini, on the sense of yearning tied to the artform she's loved since childhood.