Gozo

Gozo is a vivid, Technicolor dream in which a young couple, who are madly in love, run away to the eponymous Maltese island. Soon, however, it becomes clear that they are running from a sordid past in which Joe’s (Joseph Kennedy) scorned ex-lover killed herself after finding the two of them. Lucille (Ophelia Lovibond) becomes…

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For Grace

Nominated for: Best UK Feature This mockumentary debut feature from Sebastian Armesto dips into areas of pathos and humour to create an original film that steers clear of the usual format of the genre. After a fairly shaky start of awkward laughs that don’t quite hit the mark, the exploits of the protagonist, Ben, do…

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Her Composition

Her Composition is a surprisingly positive, while brutally honest, depiction of womanhood and the escort industry. Using various creative mediums, the story follows the breakdown of composition student Malorie’s (Joslyn Jensen) regimented life, who is left without a job, boyfriend, or her original composition after the first ‘movement’. The further three movements follow the inspiration…

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An Interview: Jo Ruxton

Following the initial screening of ‘A Plastic Beach’ at Raindance Film Festival, producer Jo Ruxton kindly spoke to Elliot Burr and James Baxter-Derrington about the making of an exciting and ambitious project, and the legacy which she hopes will follow the film’s release. As co-founder of the Plastic Oceans Foundation, can you give us some…

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A Plastic Ocean

Nominated for: Best Documentary Feature With a plethora of concerning wildlife documentaries out there, going into the screening of A Plastic Ocean I certainly had reservations. However, thank goodness my assumptions were completely shattered by this cinematic, globe-sweeping insight into the impact that humanity’s production and disposal of plastic has on the corruption of the…

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