What a difference six years make. When I last spoke to the Danish film director Susanne Bier, in 2014, she was somewhat shellshocked. Her new Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence movie, Serena, had been effectively taken out of her hands and turned into mush by the money men. It had been a bruising encounter with A-list Hollywood, during which time she had been bossed about and patronized, primarily it seems because she was, well, a woman.
Since then, however, she has directed the multiple award-winning mini-series and possibly best John le Carré adaptation, The Night Manager. She has made the smash hit Netflix apocalyptic thriller Bird Box. And she has recently completed a ridiculously gripping six-part psychological thriller for HBO called The Undoing, starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant as wealthy New York elitists brought down by infidelity, deception and one seriously savage murder.