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The Filmmaker's House

Directed by Marc Isaacs
2020
UK
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

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Mon 8 Nov
6:15pm
Dendy Newtown 3
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Fri 12 Nov
6pm
Dendy Newtown 2
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Program Strand
International Documentaries, On Demand
Year
2020
Classification
All Ages
Country
UK
Language
In English and Slovak with English subtitles
Director
Marc Isaacs
Producer
Marc Isaacs
Screenwriter
Adam Ganz, Marc Isaacs
Editor
David Charap, Marc Isaacs, Dave Briggs
Genre
Documentary, Cinephile, Experimental, Filmmaking, Off-Beat
Company Credits
Sales Agent: AndanaFilms
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