In case you hadn’t noticed, the 27th Raindance Film Festival starts this week, taking over Vue Piccadilly – bookended by opening & closing galas at Vue West End – from 18 to 29 SEP 2019. Have you seen the trailer yet? #BrexitChills
By RADIANT CIRCUS
Ever loyal to their global indie film audience, the defiant theme of this year’s festival is RAINDANCE MEANS RAINDANCE (which they’ll probably get sick of saying at some point in the proceedings…). The special guest continent – building on the guest countries of previous years – is the one we share. That means there are 47 European documentaries and features to be found all across this year’s programme.
To give you a flavour of what’s going on, we thought we’d tempt you with the brilliant trailer which takes a (very) near-future look at indie film in the devastation of post-Brexit Britain. If you’re on top of your Operation Yellowhammers and Supreme Court hearings – and have cracked how to use the word “justiciability” in a sentence – you’ll get a sense of why the trailer gives us chills…
> Find it HERE.
RADIANT CIRCUS at RAINDANCE
We’ll be taking a deep dive into this year’s festival and are launching a dedicated channel here at radiantcircus.com. Over the next 11 days, we’ll be posting our festival picks, experiences and writeups. Rather than formal film reviews, we’ll do our best to focus on what’s happening around us, what we’re seeing and what’s being said about it.
A festival of this size can take some filleting in order to give some shape to the experience, so we’ll be trying to major on themes that are close to our blogging heart. That means SCREAMDANCE – an inaugural strand dedicated to horror – and QUEER which pretty much does as it says with some significant trans-themed content, not least of which is the opening night gala screening of KROW’S TRANSFORMATION which we can’t get to but looks wonderful (includes Yorgos Lanthimos’ new short film NIMIC, a Q&A with KROW’s director, Gina Hole Lazarowich, & the main subjects, Krow Kian, Kas Baker, Emily Seal, & Astoon Sciacallo and access to the Raindance Opening Night Party at Café De Paris featuring entertainment by Guilty Pleasures!).
Other film strands in this year’s programme include: A DIRTY WORLD, ABSURDITIES, ARTY, EU FEMALE GAZE, HOMEGROWN, MEN IN CRISIS POLITICO, RAINDANCE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA & VIVA VOCE: VOICES OF WOMEN. There’s also an extensive IMMERSIVE strand for those who like to be surrounded.
We’ll be in line to pick up our press accreditation early in the festival and look forward to posting more news very soon.
And that’s the meat of it…
The 27th Raindance Film Festival screens at Vue West End & Vue Piccadilly (18 to 29 SEP 2019).
RAINDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
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