Somers Town

Feature film

Shane Meadows

Country : Great-Britain
Year : 2008
Length : 1h11
Genre : Fiction
Informations : Black and White - 35mm - inedit

Screenplay : Paul Fraser
Original Idea : Mother Vision
Cinematography : Natasha Braier
Music : Gavin Clarke
Editing : Richard Graham
Producer : Barnaby Spurrier

Cast : Thomas Turgoose, Ireneusz Czop, Perry Benson, Kate Dickie

Production : Mother Vision, Big Arty Productions, Tomboy Films
Distribution :
 Ad Vitam

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Synopsis

Just coming out of his foster home, Tommo, 16, runs away from the Midlands to go to London. Marek, shy and sensible, is passionate about photography and feels uncomfortable in his father’s universe. The meeting of those two boys in Somers Town in London will lead them to be a funny alliance.

Shane Meadows

Born in 1972 in the Midlands in England, from a modest family, he soon got bored of school and started to make short films with his friends. His first feature full-length Small Time, and his short Where’s the money, Ronnie? in 1996, led him to a certain recognition. All of his films are in the British social reality, with a preference for youth, and he has been often compared to Ken Loach. He became known in France by his films This is England (2006) and Somers Town (2008). His new film Made of Stone, is an unreleased documentary about the British band The Stone Roses, and the musical scene l’Hacienda in Manchester.

Filmography

Small Time (1996), 24 heures sur 24 (1998), A Room for Romeo Brass (1999), Once upon a time in the Midlands (2002), Dead’s man shoes (2004), This is England (2006), Somers Town (2008), Le Donk & Scor-Zay-Zee (2009), The Stone Roses : Made of Stone (2013)

 

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