FILMART 2017
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In 2008, rookie journalist Jay Bahadur forms a half-baked plan to embed himself among the pirates of Somalia. He ultimately succeeds in providing the first close-up look into who these men are, how they live, and the forces that drive them.

Genre
Comedy drama, true story
Director 
Bryan Buckley
Cast

Evan Peters
Barkhad Abdi
Melanie Griffith
Al Pacino

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Philip is a children's entertainer with a troubled past. Together with Possum, the hideous hand puppet he keeps concealed inside a black leather case, he returns to his childhood home compelled to confront his demons. Staying with his cruel stepfather, Maurice, Philip soon discovers that ridding himself of Possum is no easy task. When his attempts to destroy the demonic puppet fail, Philip suspects Maurice of manipulating Possum to cause him further fear and distress. As their relationship rapidly deteriorates, repressed memories of a traumatic childhood start to resurface as Philip becomes convinced that the malicious spirit of Possum is haunting him. Desperate to regain control, Philip burns his puppet, laying the demons of his past to rest. Or so he thinks... When a local child goes missing, a paranoid Philips believes the malevolent Possum has once more come to life. But when the police suspect him of the crimes, Philip is forced to confront the nightmares of his childhood, leading him to hunt down the real monster now preying on the town. Uncovering dark secrets from his own past, Philip discovers that the real demon lurks much closer to home.

 

Genre
Horror
Director 
Matthew Holness
Cast

Sean Harris
Alun Armstrong




 
STEEL COUNTRY

When a young boy turns up dead in a sleepy Western Pennsylvania town, a local truck driver, Donald, takes it upon himself to play detective, embarking on an obsessive investigation in order to prove that the boy had been murdered, leading to unthinkable and harrowing consequences.

Genre
Thriller
Director 
Simon Fellows
Cast
Andrew Scott 
Bronagh Waugh
Denise Gough




 

STAND BY sees a conservative family man faced with a life-threatening illness, whose only chance of survival comes in the form of two dubious drifters who offer him a deal that will save his life: they can give him the kidney he needs, in exchange for a house. In desperation, he accepts their suspicious proposal, only to find himself going down a slippery slope when they change the rules of the game.

Genre
Comedy Drama
Director 
Armando Bo
Cast
Ed Helms
Bel Powley
Jack Huston

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UTA




 

June, aged 17, is on track for small-town greatness - happily engaged to her heart-throb boyfriend Johnny and with a promising career as a model on the horizon. Then one day, her world comes crashing down when she loses a coveted beauty contest and discovers that Johnny has been having an affair with her best friend behind her back. The news causes June to suffer a breakdown and years of hospitalisation and intense therapy follow. Twenty years later, June is still waging a hard-fought battle against schizophrenia, receiving little support from family, too wrapped up in their own lives to fully notice. Her only solace comes from conversations with an unseen lover, who encourages her to skip her medication with unpredictable consequences. Amidst the growing unrest in her life June meets Mike, a failed musician and fellow lost soul, stumbling through life with bipolar disorder. What follows is a sensitive and darkly comic romance, as June attempts to keep her condition in check, while her family overcome their selfish hang ups to see her for who she really is and support her.
 

Genre
Drama
Director 
Craig Roberts
Cast
Sally Hawkins

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WME, Bankside Films




 
Executives Attending FILMART


Yana Georgieva 
International Sales Manager
+44 (0) 7513 546671



Dates: 13th - 16th March 2017



To schedule a meeting please contact: krisztina@bankside-films.com
 



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