Episode 6 features actor and model Gaia Weiss

That Scene, That Song is a conversation about two songs and two films that have shaped Gaia, her outlook on life and work, or that have profound personal meaning.

Weiss has featured on screen in Judy, Vikings, Mary Queen of Scots and The Legend of Hercules. Practicing ballet from the age of four, and drama from 7, performing and being on stage was always in her blood. Through a career that she says ‘just happened’ is thread of tenacity and doing the hard work.

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The Scenes

Live and Become, (French: Va, vis et deviens), 2005

This film Gaia describes as a lesson in humanity. It is the story of Christian Ethiopian mother who saves her son by sending him to Israel, where he is adopted by a family in Tel Aviv and must acclimate to his new life while guarding the secret of his past.

The particular scene that moved Gaia was where the mother implores her son to ‘go, live and become’.

Cold War by Pawel Pawlikowski, 2018

Described as an impossible love story in impossible times. The film is a passionate love story between a man and a woman who meet in the ruins of post-war Poland.

With vastly different backgrounds and temperaments, they are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold War in 1950s Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris, it is the tale of a couple separated by politics, character flaws and unfortunate twists of fate.

The Songs

Jerusalem by Alpha Blondy

A song with an inspiring message of community and meaning of togetherness; something we can all take some inspiration from these days.

Tezeta by Mulatu Astatke

A song that joins Gaia whenever she needs to recharge from the frenetic nature of life. If you have nothing left, you can’t give anymore. This song will fill your soul. Gaia discovered it under extraordinary circumstances: she was at Sting’s house in Tuscany listening to Mia Moretti sing a captivating song that caressed her spirit. She Shazam’d it, and we get to listen to it today.

 

In each episode we discuss with our What We Seee family the power of film and music – really getting into the details of great art. That Scene, That song is produced with generous support from the team at Another Studio. Episodes can be enjoyed on Apple MusicSpotify or wherever you find great podcasts. 

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