Magazine article Screen International

Toronto 2015: City to City

Magazine article Screen International

Toronto 2015: City to City

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COUPLE IN A HOLE (UK-BEL-FR)

DIR TOM GEENS

Kate Dickie (Red Road) and Paul Higgins (TV's Utopia) star as a UK couple living like savages in a European forest for mysterious reasons. Belgium-born, London-based Geens has previously made commercials and shorts including Shame and You're The Stranger Here, and the 2009 feature Liar (Menteur). Verve Pictures has UK rights and Paradise has Benelux rights. Backers include the BFI, Flanders Audiovisual Fund and Midi-Pyrenees Film.

Contact: 011 Productions, zp@zerodoubleone.com

THE HARD STOP (UK)

DIR GEORGE AMPONSAH

This timely documentary meets two friends of Mark Duggan, who was shot dead by police in Tottenham, London in August 2011, sparking citywide riots that summer. Duggan's childhood friends, Marcus Knox and Kurtis Henville, are seen in the two years following his death, struggling to come to terms with the tragedy as well as dealing with their own issues. Amponsah is a National Film and Television School graduate whose past features include The Importance Of Being Elegant and The Fighting Spirit. The Hard Stop was part of Sundance Documentary Lab in 2014 and has backing from the BFI.

Contact: Ga Films dionne. …

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