Starred Up

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US Premiere

U.K. | 106 MINUTES

STARRED UP

Drama, Crime
Eric (Jack O’Connell) is a teenaged offender who is so vicious that he is ‘starred up’—moved to a high security prison for adults. With rage that seems to know no boundaries, he fights everyone in his path until he meets his match, Neville (Ben Mendelsohn), a fellow prisoner who also happens to be his father.

Set in a muted institutional palette, director David Mackenzie and writer Jonathan Asser brilliantly lock viewers in a suffocating world that strips its inhabitants of all humanity. A riveting drama unfolds as father and son seek to find forgiveness and solace, fully aware that they both are locked in an unbreakable cycle.

-Dan Hunt

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by David Mackenzie

David Mackenzie’s The Last Great Wilderness screened at TIFF in 2002. He followed this with Young Adam, which premiered in Cannes 2003 and played TIFF and Telluride that year (winning four Scottish BAFTAS and a London Critics Circle Award for Best Newcomer, amongst its accolades). Subsequent films include Asylum (won a Silver Bear in Berlin 2007), Perfect Sense (premiered at 2011 Sundance, Best Feature award in Edinburg), and the gonzo comedy romance, You Instead (2011 SXSW).
Director
David Mackenzie
Screenwriter
Jonathan Asser
Producer
Gillian Berrie
Editor
Jake Roberts
Cinematographer
Michael McDonough
Executive Producer
Katherine Butler, Sam Lavender, Jan Pace
Cast
Jack O'Connell, Ben Mendelsohn, Rupert Friend

CONTACTS

Press Contact
Claire Kelleher Colletti
ID PR
New York, NY 10005
Phone: 646 723 3820
ccolletti@id-pr.com
International Sales Contact
Ian Tarbert
Tribeca Film
New York, 10013
Phone: 212 941 3935
itarbert@tribecaenterprises.com
Print Source
Ian Tarbert
Tribeca Film
New York, 10013
Phone: 212 941 3935
itarbert@tribecaenterprises.com
US Sales Contact
Ian Tarbert
Tribeca Film
New York, 10013
Phone: 212 941 3935
itarbert@tribecaenterprises.com