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08.03. - 19:00,
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Director:  Shane Meadows
Cinematography:  Natasha Braier
Producer:  Barnaby Spurrier
Music:  Gavin Clarke
Screenplay:  Paul Fraser
Cast:  Thomas Turgoose , Kate Dickie , Piotr Jagiello
Production:  Big Arty
International distribution:  The Works International
BRITISH CINEMA
In Bruges
Room Full of Mirrors
Slumdog Millionaire
Somers Town
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
Somers Town
Somers Town
Somers Town
United Kingdom , 2008, 75 min, black & white, color
Awards:  2008 - "4 BIFA nominations" for best film, director, actor to Thomas Turgoose and screenplay

16-year-old Tommo befriends Marek, a Polish immigrant of the same age and a keen photographer who uses his camera lens to escape the world of his alcoholic navvy father. The boys find a refuge together in the London district of Somers Town where they can live their dreams. In this they are assisted by their eccentric neighbour Graham and Mareks photographic muse, the French waitress Maria. Experienced Shane Meadows, known for his explicitly black-humoured detachment from social realism, made his low-budget film in black-and-white, in the citys atmospheric yet alienating urban environment. A fictional tale about fractured family relationships, the endeavour to find redemption in friendship and the desire not to be like our parents, the story is firmly anchored in the architecturally unique historical location of Somers Town, whose geographical and cultural coordinates are defined by the existence of three railway stations: Kings Cross, Euston and St. Pancras.

Shane Meadows
British director, born in 1972 in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, United Kingdom. He began as a self-taught filmmaker and gained experience working in television. He caught the attention of the critics with his hour-long tragicomedy Small Time, which he wrote, produced and directed and also appeared in. For the BBC he made the sports story 24/7: Twenty Four Seven with Bob Hoskins playing the lead, which won him the FIPRESCI award at the Venice IFF. After the tale of two boys A Room for Romeo Brass, he filmed the bitter-sweet comedy Once Upon a Time in the Midlands, the crime story Dead Mans Shoes, the half-hour black comedy Northern Soul and the drama This Is England, which won BAFTA for Best British Film.
1997  24/7
1999  A Room for Romeo Brass
2002  Once Upon a Time in the Midlands
2004  Dead Mans Shoes
2004  Northern Soul
2006  This Is England
2008  Sommers Town
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