Imogen - Short  32min
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A family grieves, celebrates and reflects on their daughter’s life, whose mental health challenges changed the course of her life and everyone around her. 

 

Crafted from two decades of journals, sketchbooks and music she left behind, with family members and actors appearing together, seamlessly blending reality and performance of self.

 

Supported by the BFI Doc Society Fund, filmmakers join a family who posthumously try to understand a chaotic mind, with the aim to expand our own understanding of what it’s like to live in a state of mental confusion. 

 

Producers Alma Har’el (Bombay Beach, LoveTrue, Honey Boy) and Margo Mars (JellyWolf) bring to life the debut of writer, director Lola Young and documentary maker Matt Shea (Time to Die).

 

Imogen deals openly with subjects such as depression, eating disorders, self-harm, self-medication and the constant struggle to answer to oneself ‘What is wrong with me?’. 

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Fidels Fight - Feature 83min

An enthralling meditation on the ruling passion of four Cuban men who train and fight cocks. Part ethnography, part character study, Fidel’s Fight builds to a climactic battle in gorgeously filmed verité scenes, languorously edited. The innovative alternation of sync sound and the sparest of piano scores evoke the tension of the spectators, for whom the sport feels as life-and-death as it literally is for their cocks. A lyrical, elliptical glimpse at an unknown world and obscure obsession.

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BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

WINNER - Best cinematography New York Film Festival

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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