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LOCO @BFI 29 SAT 6 MAY 18:10 NFT3 SAT 6 MAY 17:30 NFT1 SAT 6 MAY 15:20 NFT3 SAT 6 MAY 13:30 NFT3 Preview: Brakes + Q&A with director Mercedes Grower and cast UK 2016. Dir Mercedes Grower. With Julian Barratt, Steve Oram, Paul McGann, Kerry Fox, Julia Davis, Noel Fielding, Peter Wight, Roland Gift, Seb Cardinal, Mercedes Grower, Kate Hardie. 84min. Digital. 15 We’ve all been there. The break-up. The question is: was it worth it? Mercedes Grower’s charming debut tells the stories of nine couples – first their endings, then their meetings – with humour, hope and heartache. Shot at locations across London, this is truly independent filmmaking, with standout performances from Kerry Fox, Julia Davis and Grower herself, in a relationship literally set on thin ice. + Random Acts: Lip Service UK 2017. Dir Cathy Garner. 1min Brakes is shortlisted for the LOCO Discovery Award, supported by The CTBF Preview: A Man Called Ove En Man Som Heter Ove Sweden 2015. Dir Hannes Holm. With Rolf Lassgård, Bahar Pars, Filip Berg. 116min. Digital. EST. Cert TBC. Courtesy of Soda Pictures Ever since his wife died, Ove has promised to join her. If only life didn’t get in the way. His new Iranian neighbours seem to be the final straw, but could they instead be his salvation? Funny, graceful, and deeply moving, this Oscar®-nominated delight shows that even a grumpy, narrow-minded old man can learn tolerance and kindness. It hasn’t yet screened at the White House. + Random Acts: The Durnhams’ Drizzle UK 2016. Dir Ella Trudgeon and Lois Bryant. 2min UK Premiere: Chubby Funny + Q&A with director Harry Michell and cast UK 2016. Dir Harry Michell. With Michell, Augustus Prew, Isabella Laughland, Olivia Ross, Alice Lowe, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Anna Maxwell Martin, Asim Chaudhry. 83min. Digital. Cert TBC Any comedy about struggling young actors invites comparisons to Withnail and I. But Harry Michell’s debut has a warmth and wistfulness that’s all its own, as Oscar and Charlie try to balance their careers and love lives with their friendship. The film is beautifully acted, shot and scored, and rising star Isabella Laughland shines as Oscar’s best friend Sophie. + Random Acts: I Dream of Zombies UK 2016. Dir Alex Forbes. 3min Chubby Funny is shortlisted for the LOCO Discovery Award, supported by The CTBF Deeds Not Words: The Women Pioneers of Silent Comedy While the Suffragettes were fighting for women to have the vote, their cinematic counterparts were more than equal to the men, creating and starring in some of the most successful, subversive and inventive films of the era. This special selection of rarely-screened shorts celebrates the brilliant women of silent comedy. Curated and presented by BFI Silent Film Curator Bryony Dixon with a new live score by The Lucky Dog Picturehouse. For full film listings please visit locofilmfestival.com Q&A Q&A


BFI SB Guide May Page Turner
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