UK 2017 111m. Dir: Stephen Frost.
Rose is stricken by grief following the death of her husband. Returning to the seaside town where they first met, she finds herself drawn into the lives of local electrician Titus and his son Robbie. She also discovers a forgotten wax cylinder containing recordings of other worldly voices in the attic of the house she is staying in. This sets in motion events which will reveal secrets buried deep in the history of the house. A moving and well-acted psychological drama, which tantalises with hints of the supernatural at work.
Director Stephen Frost will be present at this screening to introduce his film.
Mandie Fletcher began her career as an assistant floor manager on BBC sitcoms and made the step up to director with two episodes of Carla Lane’s Butterflies in 1983. She has been much in demand as a director of television comedy ever since, working on classics of British television like Blackadder, Only Fools And Horses, Desmond’s, Absolutely Fabulous and Miranda. Her cinematic debut came in 1994 with the black comedy Deadly Advice starring Jane Horrocks and Jonathan Pryce and she was chosen to direct the big screen version of Absolutely Fabulous in 2016. She is currently working on the family adventure film Patrick, scheduled for release later this year, in which she reunites with Jennifer Saunders.
We are delighted to welcome Mandie to Derby Film Festival for an on-stage discussion of her career in film and television.
Anyone attending this event can also come to our screening of Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie at 4pm the same day for free. Please call the QUAD box office on 01332 290606 to claim this offer.
UK 2016 91m. Dir: Mandie Fletcher.
Eddy and Patsy are still living the high life and oozing glitz and glamour - shopping, drinking and clubbing around London’s trendiest hot spots. When they are blamed for a major incident at an uber fashionable launch party, they find themselves at the centre of a media firestorm. They flee to the glamourous French Riviera where they hatch a plan to make their move permanent and live the high life forever! Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley return alongside Saffy (Julia Sawalha), Bubble (Jane Horrocks), Mother (June Whitfield) plus a host of celebrity faces including Lily Cole, Rebel Wilson, Dawn French and Kate Moss.
This film's director, Mandie Fletcher, will be appearing at Derby Film Festival earlier the same afternoon and anyone who buys a ticket to that event can see Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie for free. Call the QUAD box office on 01332 290606 to claim this offer.
Nepal 2017 63m. Dir: Animesh Sapkota.
Shankar and Prakash are two young depressed and frustrated men in their mid-twenties. They decide to end their lives in the belief that they will be transported to a better place. Before they carry out the act they stumble across a dead body and this throws their plan into turmoil. An unusual drama in which the marriage of a measured pace with beautiful cinematography creates memorable results.
Various / Various / 100m
This final selection of shorts selected features a young man on a search for redemption, a remarkable quest that begins with a lost stapler, a woman’s attempts to escape surveillance, a woman who befriends an insect and the moving tale of a young boy struggling to face the world after a terrible injury.
Sa’ad’s Olive Tree Iran / 20m / Ahmad Zayery
The Train Iran / 3m / Dir: Javad Matouri
War Has No Eyes UK / 14m / Dir: Perry White
Closed Circuit Iran / 16m / Dir: Morteza Abbasian
Venison USA / 4m / Dir: Chase Brown
A Place For Everything UK / 20m / Barnaby Boulton
The Image Sri Lanka / 8m / Dir: S. R. G. Chathumi Vidhushika
Girl Meets Roach USA / 17m / Dir: Christopher Zatta
Returning for its ninth year. The Five/24 24hr film challenge pits creativity against the clock. All entrants will make a 3 minute short (no more, no less) in just twenty four hours. The pressure will be on as we start the clock on Saturday May 4th.
At this event we'll be screening all the entries and announcing the winners with big prizes up for grabs.
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