Film wins Anti-Defamation League Award at Santa Barbara Film Festival. Jury voted unanimously.
"It is new that the heroes featured are women, and it is certainly worth discussing why it has taken so long for their stories to be celebrated in this way. What made these women truly remarkable, in addition to the challenges they had as "lady spies," was the strength of their common conviction despite their varied identities. ADL is proud to stand up with these filmmakers in highlighting real life heroism." - ADL "Stand Up" Award"
"[THE FILM] IS JUST AS IMMERSIVE AS ONE OF THE HIGHER BUDGET BBC PRODUCTIONS, WITH PERIOD COSTUMES, SETS, CARS, TRAINS, AND EVEN AIRPLANES GALORE. THE SCRIPT IS TIGHT, AND THE DIRECTION IS SOLID..."
Andy Howell, Film Threat - “Gripping WW II story of women hurriedly trained as spies in Great Britain and sent to France as it was being occupied by Germany.... [The film] is just as immersive as one of the higher budget BBC productions, with period costumes, sets, cars, trains, and even airplanes galore. The script of Liberté is tight, and the direction is solid... when we get to big emotional moments, they are well earned...The acting is solid throughout. The bottom line is that Liberté: A Call to Spy is an important, compelling story that had to be told.... See the film. You’ll want to know more."
SBIFF 2020 - "Liberte: A Call To Spy" Filmmaker Interview
"Brilliantly scripted, compellingly acted and celebrating unsung female espionage agents, this feature is a must-see.... a veritable POWERHOUSE of female-led production."
"This film is an incredible achievement for women in film."
This film is an incredible achievement for women in film with Stana Katic as Verra Atkins, Radhika Atpe portraying Noor Inayat Khan and Sarah Megan Thomas playing the role of Virginia Hall and writing and producing the film. Lydia Dean Pilcher directs the film brilliantly. The women that this story is based on are truly incredible and heroic for their sacrifice and contributions in stopping the war. They come from polar opposite backgrounds but unite for a greater cause to become Spymistresses and change the course of history.
Sarah Megan Thomas wrote, produced and acted in it. I had the great privilege of speaking with her in depth about the making of the film.
ET Canada "behind the scenes" sneak peak:
BBC Breakfast Interview:
BBC Scotland Afternoon Show:
"Loved the film.... Fascinating, untold story, and a very diverse group. A very fascinating and moving film. It's even more important to tell these stories"
Radhika Apte To Play WWII Spy In Lydia Dean Pilcher’s ‘Liberte: A Call To Spy’
Radhika Apte has made her mark with many Netflix films and shows such as Sacred Games and Ghoul. And now she is all set to tale on Hollywood! The indie star will be playing World War II British spy Nora Baker in an upcoming Hollywood film, Liberte: A Call To Spy, to be helmed by Oscar-nominated director Lydia Dean Pitcher. - via Mashable