As Human Conditions: The Films of Mike Leigh, our retrospective on the British filmmaker continues through June 8 (get tickets!), catch up on last weekend’s Q&As with the auteur himself. The widely lauded director talked about the making of two of his films, Naked and Secrets & Lies, his method of developing scripts based on the improvisation done with actors during rehearsals, the next steps in his career, and more.

Watch the Q&As below, explore the photos above, and catch the final screenings of the retrospective, featuring brand new restorations, courtesy of Janus Films, and a 35mm screening of Happy-Go-Lucky.

The 4k restoration of Naked plays again on Friday, June 3 at 9pm, and Tuesday, June 7 at 9pm. Get tickets.

The 2k restoration of Secrets & Lies plays a final time on Wednesday, June 8 at 7pm. Get tickets.