by Adrian Shergold : 1’42”‘
With Maxine Peake, Paddy Considine, Stephen Graham …
The Happy Prince
by Rupert Everett : 1’45”‘
With Rupert Everett, Colin Morgan, Edwin Thomas, Colin Firth, Emily Watson, Béatrice Dalle…
In a cheap Parisian hotel room Oscar Wilde lies on his death bed and the past floods back, transporting him to other times and places. Was he once the most famous man in London? The artist crucified by a society that once worshipped him? The lover imprisoned and freed, yet still running towards ruin in the final chapter of his life? Under the microscope of death he reviews the failed attempt to reconcile with his long suffering wife Constance, the ensuing reprisal of his fatal love affair with Lord Alfred Douglas and the warmth and devotion of Robbie Ross who tried and failed to save him from himself. From Dieppe to Naples to Paris freedom is elusive and Oscar is a penniless vagabond, always moving on, shunned by his old acquaintance, but revered by a strange group of outlaws and urchins to whom he tells the old stories – his incomparable wit still sharp.
Winterlong, by David Jackson : 1’30”
With Francis Magee, Harper Jackson, Carole Weyers, Doon Mackichan ..
Jellyfish, by James Gardner : 1’57”
With Liv Hill, Sinead Matthews, Cyril Nri …
Between being bullied at school, put upon by her overbearing boss at the local amusement arcade and having to look after her younger brother, sister and emotionally unstable mother, life isn’t easy for Sarah Taylor. However, when Sarah’s drama teacher channels her ferocious and volatile energies in to a stand-up comedy routine for the graduation showcase, Sarah discovers that she may have a hidden talent.
Old Boys, by Toby MacDonald : 1’36”
With Alex Lawther, Pauline Etienne, Jonah Hauer-King, Denis Menochet..
Amberson, an awkward but imaginative pupil helps the handsome but spectacularly dim school-hero Winchester pursue the fiery Agnes, the daughter of a visiting French teacher.
Pin Cushion, by Deborah Haywood : 1’29”
With Lily Newmark, Joanna Scanlan …
(French Distribution: Stray Dogs)
Super close Mother Lyn and daughter Iona are excited for their new life in a new town. Determined to make a success of things after a tricky start, Iona becomes ‘best friends’ with Keely, Stacey and Chelsea. Used to being Iona’s bestie herself, Lyn feels left out. Both mother and daughter retreat into fantasy and lies.