Magazine article Screen International

BFI Supports Three Docs

Magazine article Screen International

BFI Supports Three Docs

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Grace Jones - The Musical of My Life, The Lovers and the Despot and Irene's Ghost to receive funding following Sheffield Doc/Fest pitching session.

Three feature documentaries are to receive support from the BFI Film Fund following a pitching session at Sheffield Doc/Fest.

The three projects are Sophie Fiennes' Grace Jones - The Musical of My Life, a journey into the private and public worlds of Grace Jones, Robert Cannan & Ross Adam's The Lovers and the Despot, about a celebrity director and actress who were kidnapped by Kim Jong-il and forced to make films, and Iain Cunningham's Irene's Ghost, chronicling the journey of the film-maker to build a picture of the mother he never knew.

Lizzie Francke, BFI Film Fund senior executive, commented: "We were blown away by the quality of all the projects selected to pitch at the Sheffield Doc/Fest session. …

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