My Day + Short Film: Write Me

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Vue Cinema London - Piccadilly

19 Lower Regent Street

London

SW1Y 4LR

United Kingdom

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Sixteen-year-old runaway Ally lives on the streets, surviving by making small deliveries for a family of drug dealers.

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Directed by Ibrahim Miiro

Narrative Film / UK / 90 mins

Strand: Homegrown

UK Premiere

Screening: Tue, 24 Sep 2019 16:15 | Wed. 25 Sep 2019 21:15

Synopsis:

MY DAY, the feature directorial debut of writer and director Ibrahim Miiro, recounts the story of Ally, a sixteen-year-old who runs away from home and finds herself deep in the London criminal underworld.

One cannot help but draw comparisons with LA HAINE, with its black and white cinematography, urban setting, and the way both films hold up a mirror to the social ills of modern day society. MY DAY eloquently touches on issues such as homelessness, poverty, sex work, rape, and drug abuse, and the fact that the three lead characters are female lends the film a different perspective. Hannah Laresa Smith’s exceptional performance as Ally is worthy of high praise.

Mirro’s decision to film in black and white was certainly a good one. The greys are a chromatic symbolisation of the lack of hope felt by the characters, and emphasise the bleakness of the Britain in which these characters live. The viewer cannot help but feel the colourlessness of the surroundings. A strong film. | Review by Santiago Tricks

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Credits:

Director: Ibrahim Miiro

Writer: Shirley Day

Producer: Robyn Fox, Ibrahim Miiro

Executive Producer: Ibrahim Miiro

Cast: Hannah Laersa Smith, Mike Kinsey, Gedimas Adomaitis , Daniel O' Meara, Sallyann Fellowes, Karl Jackson, Jonas Cemm, Lisa Sheerin, Catherine Garlick , Penelope Granycome, Kevin Golding, Laney Shaw, Hindolo Koroma, Andrew Abasi, Paolo Marchioro, Jonathan Cobb, Andrew Abasi

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Write Me

Directed by Pearl Gluck

Narrative Short / USA / 7 mins

International Premiere

WRITE ME is a poetry film following an older woman who joins other survivors in reclaiming the histories tattooed on their bodies. The film is adapted from and inspired by the award-winning poem AFTER AUSCHWITZ written by Deborah Kahan Kolb.

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Vue Cinema London - Piccadilly

19 Lower Regent Street

London

SW1Y 4LR

United Kingdom

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