by Joseph Bull, Luke Seomore – UK, 86′
with Barry Ward, Hayley Squires, Francis Magee, Jimmy Akingbola, Keith McErlean, Chloe Pirrie, Silas Carson, Hannah Hornsby, Lauren Goodwin.
Adam has lived a rootless existence since his family’s farm was destroyed by the Foot & Mouth epidemic of 2001. His life imploded and he abandoned his family after a single devastating incident. He has spent the years since on the nomadic fringes of British society, cycling through transitory jobs and transitory relationships, adrift from his family and past.
When his younger brother Aiden reaches out to him to announce the birth of his first child – Adam is about to become an uncle – there is an ultimatum attached: come home now, or never come home again. Adam embarks on a journey home that is at once tortured and exhilarating, a panoramic tour through the broken and beautiful margins of Britain. As eruptions from his secret past begin to emerge, Adam attempts to break free from a self-imposed exile that must now end before it swallows him for good.
Our aim with this film was to create a hypnotic cinematic experience—a journey through landscape, memory, and personal bonds in contemporary Britain. Over the past several years, our work as filmmakers has explored the margins of British society through documentary, drama and visual art. Blood Cells crystallizes our continually evolving approach to weaving fact and fiction through every stage of the creative process in the pursuit of authentic and compelling narrative cinema.
Friday Aug 29, 11.30am, press – industry (Sala Casinò)
Friday Aug 29, 5.15pm, public – all accreditations (Sala Casinò) World Premiere
Saturday Aug 30, 7.45pm, all accreditations (Sala Casinò)
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