The Sessions Premiere at the BFI London Film Festival

The Sessions is the story of the relationship between journalist and poet Mark O’Brien, who spent most of his life in an iron lung after contracting polio at a young age, and sex surrogate Cheryl Cohen Greene, who helped Mark lose his virginity.

At the film’s BFI London Film Festival premiere, its stars John Hawkes (Martha Marcy May Marlene) and Helen Hunt (As Good As It Gets) and director Ben Lewin told me about their on-set experiences. Check out the videos below…

Helen Hunt and John Hawkes talk about the physical demands of their roles and acting intimate scenes:

Director Ben Lewin talks about working with John Hawkes and Helen Hunt, and how his own experience of polio informed the film:

The 56th BFI London Film Festival runs from 10 to 21 October 2012. Click here for more details.