»Do you mind rats? Because I have some …«
Women who keep rats as pets – lots of rats – don’t have conventional households. And their sense of smell, let’s say, has adapted. Members of the Fancy Rat Society don’t care what other people think. They love the sensitive animals too much. Minkie Spiro’s open-minded, well-disposed view of these unusual companion species is both likeable and enlightening. – Stefanie Görtz
In cooperation with Blonde Cobra
Minkie Spiro graduated from Central St. Martins School in London with a First Class Honours degree, completing a master’s degree in film directing at the Royal College of Art in London. Her early short films were shown and won awards at several international film festivals. Spiro has received greatest acclaim for TV series, including Call the Midwife and Downtown Abbey. In 2004, she was nominated for a BAFTA for Best Newcomer to TV Fiction.
Films by Minkie Spiro (Selection)
The Plot Against America 2020 | Dead to Me 2019 | Better Call Saul 2018 | Genius 2017 | Downtown Abbey 2015 | Call the Midwife 2014 | I Am Ruthie Segal, Hear Me Roar 2009 | Skins 2007 | Holby City 2003 | Tales from the Reading Room 2000