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hope gap

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Colored / 100 Min

Grace and Edward have been married for 33 years. When their son, Jamie, comes to visit them at their home on the Sussex coast, where the picturesque cliffs of Hope Gap look out onto the open sea, Edward tells him that he plans to leave Grace the next day.

 

Production

Origin Pictures, Protagonist Pictures, Immersiverse, Sampsonic Media

Director
William Nicholson 

William Nicholson was born in 1948 in Lewes, Sussex, England, UK. He is a novelist and prolific screenwriter whose credits include SHADOWLANDS (93) and GLADIATOR (00), both of which earned him Oscar nominations. He has directed about 50 documentaries for the BBC, mid-1970s to mid-1980s. His directorial credits include FIRELIGHT (97) and HOPE GAP (19).

 

Calm with Horses

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Colored / 101 Min

In darkest rural Ireland, ex-boxer Douglas 'Arm' Armstrong has become the feared enforcer for the drug-dealing Devers family, whilst also trying to be a good father to his autistic five-year-old son, Jack. Torn between these two families, Arm's loyalties are truly tested when he is asked to kill for the first time.

Production

DMC Film, Element Pictures

Director
nick rowland  

Nick graduated from the National Film and Television School (NFTS) in Beaconsfield in 2015. His student films earned him multiple awards including a Royal Television Society Award for DANCING IN THE ASHES (2012), and the Best Short Film Award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival for SLAP (2014). CALM WITH HORSES is his first feature.

 

bait

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Colored / 89 Min

Martin Ward is a fisherman without a boat, infuriated with his brother for using the family vessel for day-tripping, and the well-off Londoners who have bought his childhood home. Nearing the end of the summer season, tensions rise and when a misguided prank and retaliation escalates to tragedy the brothers are forced to unite and face the future together.

Production

Early Day Films Limited

Director
mark jenkin 

Born in 1976. Mark Jenkin is a director and editor who makes experimental short films, documentaries and features. He teaches at Falmouth University (Cornwall, England). In 2012, he formulated the Silent Landscape Dancing Grain 13 Film Manifesto, which comprises 13 rules that he follows when making his own films. He lives in Cornwall, which is a constant motif in his films.