NBCQ ANNUAL VOL 3

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Strawberry Fields 

Directed by Frances Lea & starring Christine Bottomley (The Arbor), Strawberry Fields tells the story of Gillian, who is running away from home. The girl found a job picking strawberries and soon she fell for her co-worker Kev. The idyllic love story is interrupted by the arrival of Emily, Gillian’s sister. The two have a destructively suffocating relationship and Emily wants her sister to go back home with her. A story of love, rivalry, and family set over a hot English summer in a strawberry field in Kent. 

Joy of Six 

Joy of Six showcases the best of British directing talents and starring personalities as Judy Dench, Peter Mullen and Luke Treadaway. Long Distance Information (Douglas Hart); Man in Fear (Will Jewell); A Gun for George (Matthew Holness); Scrubber (Romola Garai); The Ellington Kid (Dan Sully) and Friend Request Pending (Chris Foggin) are part of a perfect package of six original, inventive and provoking short films. 

Patience (After Sebald)

A richly textured essay film on landscape, art, history, life and loss, Patience (After Sebald) offers a unique exploration of the work of internationally acclaimed writer W.G. Max Sebald (1944 - 2001) via a walk through East Anglia tracking his most influential book, The Rings of Saturn. The much anticipated new feature by the Grierson Award-winning Director of Joy Division, Patience is the first film about Sebald internationally, marking ten years since the writer’s untimely death, and with contributions from major writers, artists and film-makers. 

The Gospel of Us

Dave McKean presents The Gospel of Us, the film adaptation of the ground-breaking theatre event starring Michael Sheen. Taking inspiration from one of the defining narratives of our times, this contemporary re-telling of the Passion story took place across the town, with the people of Port Talbot as its cast, crew and heroes.

Easter. Port Talbot is in a battle for its life. Authoritarian forces have taken over and the town is in thrall to ICU, a sinister and merciless corporation depleting the town of its resources with scant regard for the residents. The atmosphere is explosive. Resistance is inevitable. When a company man and suicide bomber clash on the beach, catastrophe is only averted by the intervention of a softly spoken man who had disappeared 40 days earlier. Revealed later as the Teacher (Michael Sheen), he attracts followers and becomes a focus for the Resistance. His influence quickly draws the attention of ICU, who perceive him as a danger who must be removed at all costs.