FEATURE-FILM COMPETITION FILMS 2019

Animals by Sophie Hyde : 1h49 With Holliday Granger, Alia Shawkat, Fra Fee, Dermot Murphy

Laura and Tyler have been flatmates and best friends for 10 years, marauding around the streets of Dublin and acting purely on desire. For Tyler, this is the best version of life, even with the inevitable hangovers, but when Laura’s (younger) sister Jean announces that she’s starting a family, Laura panics. As she struggles to come to grips with what it is that she really wants, Laura begins to realise that living a life for herself might mean leaving someone else behind.

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Only You  by Harry Wootliff : 1h59 With Laia Costa, Josh O’Connor …

Elena and Jake meet by chance on New Year’s Eve, fighting for the same taxi. But, instead of going their separate ways after a shared ride, they start a passionate relationship. Within weeks they are living together, and not long after they talk about starting a family. But, as the seasons pass, reality catches up with them. Falling in love was the easy part, but can they remain in love when life doesn’t give them everything they hoped for?

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Cordelia by Adrian Shergold : 1h28  With Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Johnny Flynn, Michael Gambon…

Cordelia lives with her twin sister in a basement flat in Central London. Once a promising actress, an event twelve years ago changed Cordelia’s outlook and emotional state. In recent times she has gradually become more understanding of her experience and carefully took back to her profession as an understudy in the theatre, her first major move into integrating with society once more. She meets Frank, the mysterious cellist from upstairs with whose music she has been fascinated by, but as their relationship develops, Cordelia becomes unsure of his motivations.

The Keeper by Marcus Rosenmüller : 2h00 With Davis Kross, Freya Mavor, John Henshaw , Gary Lewis …

While visiting a PoW camp near Manchester at the end of WWII, Margaret and her father, the manager of the local football team, notice a young German soldier Bert Trautmann. Margaret’s father is so taken by Bert’s prowess as a goal-keeper that he gets him out of the camp to play for his team.

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The last tree  by  Shola Amoo : 1h40 With Sam Adewumni, Denise Black; Nicholas Pinnock, Gbemisola Ikumelo…

Femi is a British boy of Nigerian heritage who, after a happy childhood in rural Lincolnshire, moves to inner London to live with his mum. Struggling with the unfamiliar culture and values of his new environment, teenage Femi has to figure out which path to adulthood he wants to take.

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VS   by Ed Lilly : 1h34 With Connor Swindells, Fola Evans-Akingbola …

A troubled foster kid uses his scathing word skills to become an unlikely rap battle champion. But when he doorsteps his biological mother after ten years in care, he is forced to face his toughest opponent yet: His past.

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