PREVIEW SCREENINGS

10×10
by Suzi Ewing : 1’26”
With Kelly Reilly, Luke Evans…

(French Distribution: Wildbunch)

 

Sound engineer Lewis tracks the movements of florist Cathy and then pounces in broad daylight, tackling her in a carpark and bundling her into his car. Back at his isolated house, he locks her in a soundproofed room where, over the course of one long day, he repeatedly interrogates her, his frayed questions – and Cathy’s combative answers – driving out a slew of secrets.

 

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The Highway Rat, by Jeroen Jaspaert : 42’47”
With Rob Brydon, Frances de la Tour, Tom Hollander

Séance Jeune Public

(Distribution: Les Films du préau)

 

Beware the Highway Rat, the greediest bandit around! Atop his trusty horse, he steals everything he can eat even if it’s not to his liking – up until he crosses paths with someone even more cunning than him…

A swashbuckling story of capes, swords, bandits and biscuits… From the mind of the director of “Stick Man” and the producers of “Revolting Rhymes Part One”.

 

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The Bookshop, by Isabel Coixet : 1’59”
With Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy, Patricia Clarkson …
(French Distribution: 7e Factory)

England, 1959. Free-spirited widow Florence Green risks everything to open a bookshop in a conservative East Anglian coastal town. While bringing about a surprising cultural awakening through works by Ray Bradbury and Vladimir Nabokov, she earns the polite but ruthless opposition of a local grand dame and the support and affection of a reclusive, book-loving widower.

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Breathe, by Andy Serkis : 1’57”
With Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy …
(French Distribution: TF1 Studio)

 

The inspiring true love story of Robin and Diana Cavendish, an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease.

The Bromley Boys, de Steve Kelly : 1’46”
Avec Brenock O’Connor, Martine McCutcheon, Alan Davies, Jamie Foreman, Adam Deacon …

In 1969, with England preparing for the defence of their World Cup crown and George Best delighting crowds with his virtuoso skills at Old Trafford, 15-year-old David Roberts fell in love…head over heels in love… with his local non-league club Bromley FC.

Crooked House, by Giles Paquet-Brenner : 1’55”
With Max Irons, Stefanie Martini, Glenn Close, Gillian Anderson, Terence Stamp …

(Sales: Metro Intl)

 

In Agatha Christie’s most twisted tale, private detective Charles Hayward is invited to solve a gruesome crime where nobody is above suspicion, including Sophia, his client and former lover.

 

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Dead in a Week (Or Your Money Back), by Tom Edmunds : 1’30”
With Aenurin Barnard, Tom Wilkinson, Freya Mavor …

 

After countless unsuccessful attempts on his own life, a young man outsources his suicide to an ageing assassin. But with death assured within a week (or his money back), William for the first time in his life finds reasons to live.

The Drummer and The Keeper, by N. Kelly : 1’34”
With Dermott Murphy, Jacob McCarthy …

 

Drummer Gabriel, recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder is forced to curb his erratic behaviour when his therapist changes his medication and insists he join a special football team. He is spectacularly upended by goalkeeper Christopher, a 17-year-old with Asperger’s Syndrome. Having taken violent revenge, Gabriel faces expulsion and the prospect of being sectioned unless he makes friends with Christopher.

Eaten By Lions, by Jason Wingard : 1’35” 
With Antonio Aakeel, Jack Carroll …

 

Omar and Pete are half brothers. When their parents are eaten by lions they embark on a journey to find Omar’s real father. Their journey will lead them…to Blackpool.

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The Forgiven, by Roland Joffé : 1’59”
With Forest Whitaker, Eric Bana …

(French Distribution: Saje Distribution)

 

South Africa, in 1995. Archbishop Desmond Tutu finds himself morally and intellectually challenged by Piet Blomfield, a convicted murderer serving a life sentence in prison for the atrocities he committed. Tutu must fight to hold together a country threatening to tear itself apart once again without losing himself in the process.

Irene’s Ghost, by Iain Cunningham : 1’19”

Iain’s mother Irene died when he was three. Nobody knew what caused it, only that there was some sort of complication after his birth. His dad never spoke about it and remarried soon after. As a child she was alive only in his imaginative world, as a thistle seed or in the image of the moon. When his own child is born, he breaks the silence and tracks down Irene’s friends to rebuild a picture of a lost life.

 

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Journeyman, by Paddy Considine : 1’32”
With Paddy Considine, Jodie Whittaker, Paul Popplewell, Tony Pitts …
(CINECIM)

 

After winning a punishing title defense on points, world middleweight boxing champion Matty Burton collapses. The journey towards regaining his speech, movement and memory will be the toughest fight he’ll ever face, and the prize could not be greater, for his relationship with his wife Emma and baby daughter Mia are on the line…

 

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Journey’s End , by Saul Dibb : 1’47”
With Sam Clafflin, Asa Butterfield, Toby Jones, Toby Sturridge, Stephen Graham, Paul Bettany …

(French Distribution: SWIFT)

 

March, 1918. C-company arrives to take its turn in the front-line trenches in northern France led by the war-weary Captain Stanhope. A German offensive is imminent, and the officers and their cook distract themselves in their dugout with talk of food and their past lives. Stanhope, meanwhile, soaks his fear in whisky, unable to deal with his dread of the inevitable. A young new officer, Raleigh, has just arrived, fresh out of training and abuzz with the excitement of his first real posting – not least because he is to serve under Stanhope, his former school house monitor and the object of his sister’s affections. Each man is trapped, the days ticking by, the tension rising and the attack drawing ever closer…

 

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Lucid, by Adam Morse : 1’24”
With Laurie Calvert, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Billy Zane, Sadie Frost …

 

Isolated in a big city with no friends, young Zel simultaneously fears and craves intimacy. He has a pitiful obsession with dancer Jasmine and is caught spying on her by eccentric neighbour Elliot who offers to help him win her heart. Lust leads Zel on an intense subliminal adventure as Elliot teaches him how lucid dreaming can be used to practice the art of seduction but, will Zel be able to charm Jasmine in reality?

 

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Nothing Like a Dame, by Roger Mitchell : 1’24”
With Dames Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Joan Plowright and Eileen Atkins …
(DOCUMENTARY)

Pivotal to the creative and social shifts in British cinema 60 years ago were a group of young actresses including Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright and Maggie Smith. All have received Damehoods in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the acting profession.

Nothing Like a Dame invites you to spend time with these icons as they talk about their lives now and then: their experience in theatre, TV and cinema and the memories they have from when they were bright young things right up to the present day – as they look back with the wisdom of their years.

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Obey, by Jamie Jones : 1’36”
With Marcus Rutherford, Sophie Kennedy Clark …

 

Leon, a nineteen year old boy, has grown up in and out of foster homes. Finally free from adult supervision, Leon begins to rail against the injustice of his reality as his dreams become more and more unattainable and distant. When he meets Twiggy, a beautiful blond girl living in a local squat something stirs inside of him.

Scarborough, by Barnaby Southcombe : 1’24”
With Jessica Barden, Jordan Bolger, Edward Hogg, Jodhi May ..

 

In a once glamorous Scarborough hotel, away from prying eyes, two couples laugh, quarrel, and make love as they come to terms with the impossibility of their forbidden love. At 16 years old, two of them are still at school… and the others, their teachers.