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All That Glimmers - The Films of Jeanie Finlay

“They’re all about people trying to find out who they are,” she says, “even if some are doing that in extreme ways. With The Great Hip-Hop Hoax I liked the idea of a lie that grew to weigh these two kids down. Making Orion, I felt like an archaeologist digging into the complex life of this spoilt boy who really wanted his dream. Even with Panto!, you’re focused on people willing to undergo transformation to discover themselves.”
- Jeanie Finlay talking to The Guardian.

All That Glimmers is available to watch NOW on True Story.

Barzakh

Barzakh is the story of the survival of a group of kids trapped between two worlds; Morocco, the hell they think they are running away from, and Europe, the Paradise they expect to find. They walk alone, unaccompanied, that is why they seek shelter in the caves by the sea and night is their playground. While they wait to be men, they are brothers, most loyal partners, as they wander through life waiting for things to change.

★★★ "Shot entirely at night on the coastline of Melilla, which turns otherworldly once darkness falls, the film observes, often from a distance, young and undocumented Moroccan boys who are waiting and hoping to cross to Europe.....a poignant watch, highlighting the psychological and physical toll of border crossing." - The Guardian

Baracoa

When hot summer comes to their tiny village in the Cuban countryside, Leonel and Antuán intimately explore their universe far from adults. With a considerable difference in age, their unique friendship is torn between games and fights, conversations about everyday life, existentialist questions, simple pleasures and boredom.

"an innocently poetic journey through Cuban childhoods...this mesmerising promenade through abandoned landscapes doubles as a journey to the cusp of adulthood." - The Guardian

A Concrete Cinema

How do we measure our passion? A Concrete Cinema draws close to the intangible spell that is implied by the need to somehow belong to the cinema, to give something back to it, even if we feel it is impossible. The film tells the story of Omar, a construction worker from a small town in the province of Entre Ríos (Argentina) who rejects the idea that big screens may disappear. He will do anything he can to preserve that which he has held on to since he was a child, even though he has to build it with the remnants of what was.

"a fascinating and moving documentary." - Cinencuentro

In Our Paradise

In Bosnia-Herzegovina, Indira dreams of elsewhere. In France, Mehdina strives to find her place. Whilst the adults seem to be fighting windmills, the kids grow up in a world of their own with ten-year-old Hasan blissfully wandering on the path of Armstrong and travelling into space.

"filled with cinematic magic - instilling a sense of hope as well as the importance to share and understand each other within such times of mass migration, population growth, expansion and unsteady politics" - Aesthetica

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