SOMERS TOWN (2008) [feature]

UK (MIFF 2008 , International Panorama)
Director: Shane Meadows

“An affectionate tribute to cross-cultural friendship and the rapidly changing landscape known as Somers Town” - Variety

Leaving the Midlands behind, 16-year-old Tomo (played by This Is England's young star, Thomas Turgoose) escapes from a tough and lonely life, but finds that living in London's Somers Town district can be just as harsh. Teaming up with teenage Polish immigrant Marek, who spends his days in isolation while his father works on a construction site, the two boys make money where they can and share their affection for local French waitress Maria.

Somers Town mixes filmmaker Shane Meadows' (This Is England, MIFF 2007; Dead Man's Shoes, MIFF 2005) trademark gritty realism with a more comic and tender touch.
D Shane Meadows P Barnaby Spurrier S Paul Fraser Dist Madman L English, Polish w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2008/75mins

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