Norfolk at Cinema City
If you find yourself at a loose end tomorrow evening – and are a fan of arthouse cinema – look no further than Norwich’s gorgeous Cinema City and Norfolk, the second feature from BAFTA-nominated writer/director Martin Radich (Crack Willow) which will be screening for one night only on Wednesday 21 September at 18.15.
A haunting thriller, Norfolk is a story about a reclusive father and son whose close relationship is threatened when the father’s violent past catches up with them.
Set amidst Norfolk’s idyllic, brooding landscape, an innocent teenage boy and his battle-weary father live a simple life. Days are spent hunting, fishing and daydreaming. Then out of nowhere, the father, a mercenary, is given a final deadly mission, one that threatens to destroy not just the target, but the love between a father and his son.
Boasting an exciting European cast including Denis Ménochet (Inglourious Basterds, Robin Hood), Barry Keoghan (’71, Stay), Eileen Davies (Sightseers, Another Year), Sean Buckley (The Fifth Element, Les Misérables) and newcomer Goda Letkauskaite, Norfolk is produced by Finlay Pretsell of Pablo’s Winter, Cutting Loose and Ma Bar fame and Rachel Dargavel of 45 Years, Song for Marion, Weekend. The film marks both Rachel and Finlay’s first lead producer credit and is Crybaby’s debut feature and SDI’s first foray in to fiction filmmaking.
“The Broads are a vast, flat landscape,” says director Martin Radich of his choice of location, “the sky taking up 80% of your field of view. In late summer the golden browns of acres of crops sit beneath – and are complemented by – a deep dramatic blue skyscape that is one minute tranquil the next violent. Those open spaces can quickly give way to claustrophobic, encroaching, tentacled nature.”
A post-screening Q&A with Martin Radich and Rachel Dargavel will take place after the screening. Click here to watch a preview.