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BROTHERS OF THE HEAD

UK, 2005 (MIFF 2006, International Panorama)

Director: Keith Fulton, Louis Pepe

“This is Spinal Tap meets Stuck on You.” - Variety

Described by the Toronto Film Festival as “a raucous ride through a burning flash of glory in 70s British rock music”, this bravura feature - filmed fake documentary style by Anthony Dod Mantle (28 Days Later) - comes from the extraordinary imaginations of Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe.

Conjoined (Siamese) twins, who are plucked from dull obscurity and groomed into commercial rock stars for their 15 minutes of fame by a shifty entrepreneur, are consigned to a crumbling gothic English mansion. When the twins begin to comprehend the full extend of their manipulation, their fury knows no bounds.

Refusing to be pigeonholed, the filmmakers play with elements of mockumentary and road movie genres, and draw inspiration from the book Helliconia trilogy by sci-fi legend Brian Aldiss. Iconic Buzzcocks' frontman Pete Shelley lends a hand with a blistering soundtrack that pits classic R&B pub rock against spiky and angry early UK punk. A revelation at Berlin and Toronto film festivals.

D Keith Fulton, Louis Pepe P Simon Channing-Williams, Gail Egan S Tony Grisoni WS Dendy Films TD 35mm/2005/90mins

Keith Fulton was born in Boston, US, in 1965. Louis Pepe was born in Philadelphia, US, in 1966. Their films include Lost in La Mancha (2002).

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