FESTIVALS: UNDERWIRE FILM FESTIVAL LONDON SCREENING

23 Nov 2017








"Underwire is the UK’s only film festival celebrating female filmmaking talent across the crafts. It was founded in 2010 by Gabriella Apicella and Gemma Mitchell to address gender imbalance in film and change the industry from the inside out. The festival has awarded training and mentoring opportunities to over 50 filmmakers, and has screened over 300 films."


THE BOOK OF BIRDIE UK PREMIERE
Fresh from the Sitges Film Festival, the first feature by designer-turned-director Elizabeth E. Schuch, The Book of Birdie is a haunting and lyrical portrait of an imaginative teenager (the titular Birdie, played by newcomer Ilirida Memedovski). Placed in an crumbling convent by her grandmother for her own protection, Birdie begins to experience unusual hallucinations that will spur the imaginative teen onto a spiritual mission. Is she being called to sainthood or are these visions a sign of something darker within her?

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with co-writer/director Elizabeth E. Schuch, costume designer/co-writer Anami Tara Shucart and cinematographer/VFX producer Konstantinos Koutsoliotas.

Running time: 91min
Director: Elizabeth E. Schuch
Screenwriters: Anami Tara Shucart and Elizabeth E. Schuch
Producers: Iakovos Vroutsis and Konstantinos Koutsoliotas

DETAILS

Friday 24 November | 6:45pm
Running time | 91 minutes, followed by a filmmaker Q&A
Venue | Curzon Aldgate, Goodman’s Fields, 2 Canter Way, London E1 8PS
Tickets | £12

Buy Here: http://www.underwirefestival.com/events/the-book-of-birdie/