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The Filmmaker's House

Directed by Marc Isaacs
75 minutes
All Ages
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A wryly funny fiction-non-fiction hybrid, in which UK filmmaker Marc Isaacs ingeniously turns his funding frustrations into a positive, and ends up filming anyone who’s around.
Isaacs is told he needs to make films about sex, crime or celebrities if he wants any chance of getting financed. So he chooses to make a no-budget documentary at home. He films the builders putting up his new garden fence, his Pakistani neighbour, his grieving Colombian housekeeper and a homeless man from Slovakia who temporarily moves in. Things quickly get complex for Isaacs, with medical emergencies and his partner's rising frustration with the process. Then Isaacs gradually shifts the tone – and the audience will rightly suspect that something is untoward. Not wishing to spoil the surprise, let's just say Isaacs questions our notions of authenticity as he shakes up the predictable.
This conceptually malleable film is also a meditation on (and a rebellion against) the process of filmmaking.
Wendy Ide, Screen International
A portrait of a divided Britain but one whose inhabitants have much more in common than not.
Rob Aldham, Backseat Mafia

Films showing at this event:

Mon 8 November 6:15pm, Fri 12 November 6:00pm
A withdrawn woman feeds her voyeuristic addiction in an extremely inventive way.


Mon 8 Nov
Dendy Newtown 3
Past Event Cancel
Fri 12 Nov
Dendy Newtown 2
Past Event Cancel
Program Strand
International Documentaries, On Demand
All Ages
In English and Slovak with English subtitles
Marc Isaacs
Marc Isaacs
Adam Ganz, Marc Isaacs
David Charap, Marc Isaacs, Dave Briggs
Documentary, Cinephile, Experimental, Filmmaking, Off-Beat
Company Credits
Sales Agent: AndanaFilms
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