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Somers Town-Movie Review 06/12/2011

Posted by Films to consider in Black & white, British, Comedy, Drama, Light Drama, Movies.

Somers Town (British) 2008

Nominated, Best Actor (Turgoose); Best British Independent Film; Best Director (Meadows); Best Screenplay (Paul Fraser), British Independent Film Awards
Winner, Young British Performer of the Year (Turgoose), London Critics Circle Film Awards
Winner, Best Actors Award, (Turgoose and Jagiello), Tribeca Film Festival

From Film Movement
Directed by Shane Meadows
Starring Thomas Turgoose and Piotr Jagiello

A friendship develops between two misfit teenage boys in London. Tomo (Turgoose) is a runaway from the Midlands; Marek (Jagiello) is a Polish emigrant who speaks halting English. Both share the experience of first love, for a French waitress who handles the two boys’ infatuation with understanding.

A humorous and charming short film, effectively shot in black and white. For Turgoose, this is a change of pace from one of his previous films, the much grittier This is England. Both he and Jagiello were recognized for their performances in Somers Town (see above).

70 min. Unrated.


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