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2017 FILM GUIDE

SHOWING 12 RESULTS | FILMS FROM U.K.
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DRAW ME CLOSE

  • Section: Storyscapes
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 10 minutes
  • Created By: Jordan Tannahill
  • Country: U.K., Canada
Canadian playwright-director Jordan Tannahill partners with the National Theatre and the National Film Board of Canada to create Draw Me Close, a vivid memoir about his relationship with his mother in the wake of her terminal cancer diagnosis. Collapsing the worlds of live performance and animation to create an unforgettable encounter between a mother and her son, Draw Me Close tells the story of their past and what is to be their future. This special presentation is a world premiere of the first chapter of Draw Me Close. | Read More
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THE ESCAPE

  • Section: Shorts
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 18 minutes
  • Directed By: Paul Franklin
  • Country: U.K.
The Escape asks whether one day we'll all dream of ordinary lives via the story of Lambert, a normal man who, out of his element in a dangerous part of town, negotiates with the mysterious Kellan for the chance to escape into a fantasy of his own choosing. | Read More
Drama, Science Fiction, First Time Filmmaker
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THE EXCEPTION

  • Section: Special Screenings
  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 107 minutes
  • Directed By: David Leveaux
  • Country: USA, U.K.
A riveting World War II thriller, The Exception follows German soldier Stefan Brandt, tasked with investigating exiled German Monarch Kaiser Wilhelm II, only to find himself drawn into an unexpected and passionate romance with mysterious housemaid Mieke. When Heinrich Himmler, head of the SS, comes for an unexpected visit, secrets are revealed, allegiances tested, and Brandt is forced to make the ultimate choice between honoring his country and following his heart.

After the Premiere Screening: A conversation with director David Leveaux and actor Christopher Plummer. | Read More
Drama, Thriller, First Time Filmmaker
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THE LAST ANIMALS

  • Section: Viewpoints
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 92 minutes
  • Directed By: Kate Brooks
  • Country: USA, U.K.
Photojournalist Kate Brooks turns her lens from war zones to a new kind of genocide in this sweeping and sobering film. As the single-digit population of the Northern White Rhino ticks closer to extinction, Brooks exposes the epidemic of highly effective poachers and trafficking syndicates, and the heroic efforts of conservationists, park rangers, and scientists to protect these majestic creatures. | Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, First Time Filmmaker, Environmental
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LITTLE BIRD

  • Section: Shorts
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 11 minutes
  • Directed By: Georgia Oakley
  • Country: U.K.
Against the backdrop of 1941 London, Little Bird explores how far one young woman will go to create a new life for herself when the women of Great Britain are called upon to aid the war effort. | Read More
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PHONE CALLS

  • Section: Tribeca N.O.W. Showcase
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 20 minutes
  • Country: USA, U.K.
Phone Calls is an anthology series of conversations exploring the way people speak to each other when not face to face. Free of physical proximity, a space is born in which personal truths and, often times, ugliness is unleashed by those closest to you as well as those most foreign. | Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Comedy
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TREEHUGGER: WAWONA

  • Section: Storyscapes
  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 7 minutes
  • Created By: Marshmallow Laser Feast
  • Country: U.K.
TREEHUGGER : WAWONA is an interactive installation that combines today’s cultural hunger for beautiful immersive experiences with art, science, data, environmentalism and technology. Centered on a vast sculpture of a giant redwood tree, the viewer dons a VR headset, places their head into the tree’s knot and is transported into its secret inner world. The longer someone hugs the tree, the deeper they drift into treetime: a hidden dimension that lies just beyond the limit of our senses. | Read More
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THE TRIP TO SPAIN

  • Section: Spotlight Narrative
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 110 minutes
  • Directed By: Michael Winterbottom
  • Country: U.K.
Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon reunite with director Michael Winterbottom for another chapter in their hilarious road trip series. This time taking their wit and appetites on a tour through picturesque Spain’s finest fine dining, Coogan and Brydon trade celebrity impressions and witty banter over paella and gazpacho, their comic observations on fame and friendship as dry as the finest Spanish wine. | Read More
Drama
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UNREST

  • Section: Virtual Arcade
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 10 minutes
  • Created By: Amaury La Burthe and Jennifer Brea
  • Country: USA, U.K., France
Unrest allows audiences to access the world of chronic illness and disability in an exploratory, user-led experience. Based on the documentary film of the same name, the project draws upon sensory meditations on pain, fatigue, and neurosensory symptoms. The public is brought into a visceral personal experience of a hard-to-understand condition. | Read More

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