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  • Wed 23 Jun
  • 75 minutes
  • Director: Marc Isaacs
  • UK (2020)


"Rich, humane and absorbing" Sight & Sound

"Sophisticated and slyly confronting" Little White Lies

When the Filmmaker is told his next film must be about crime, sex or celebrity to get funded, he decides to take matters into his own hands. He begins shooting a film in his home, with people connected to his own life becoming its stars: the two English builders, who Isaacs has employed to replace his fence; the Pakistani neighbour, who he now temporarily shares a garden with; a homeless Slovakian man, who invites himself in and tests everyone’s ideas of the expectations and boundaries between host and guests in the process; and the Filmmaker’s Colombian cleaner, who is charmed by all who visit.

Blurring the boundaries of documentary and fiction with wry humour and emotional intensity, filmmaker Marc Isaacs unfolds a story which asks pertinent questions about both society today and the very nature of filmmaking itself.

Over the past 20 years Marc Isaacs' unique portraits of people striving to find their place in modern Britain, plus his audacious use of music and sound, have won him Grierson, Royal Television Society and BAFTA awards as well as numerous international film festival prizes. We are delighted to welcome Marc Isaacs together with co-writer Adam Ganz to talk about their latest film.