Incredibly Small
Incredibly Small

Incredibly Small

Screening:

    Saturday 9 October 6:45pm
    Sunday 10 October 10:30 am

Runtime:

83 mins

Director: Dean Peterson Country: USA
Writer: Dean Peterson Original Format: HD
Dir. of Photography: Adam Ginsberg Print Source: Dean Peterson
Producer: Dean Peterson, James Francis Flynn, Britni West
Cast: Stephen Gurewitz, Susan Burke, Alex Karpovsky

Film Details

UK Premiere

Short Synopsis:

A guy, a girl, a 300 square foot apartment – let the fight begin.

Repeat Screening:


Sunday 10 October 10:30 am
Screen A
Apollo Cinema Piccadilly Circus,
19 Lower Regent street,

Book Open Soon

Review:

Dean Peterson’s Minneapolis set feature debut describes itself as a 300 square foot love story; the setting may be incredibly small but it packs an incredibly big punch. When Emir and Anne move into their new apartment their fledging relationship immediately comes under strain. Anne is far from impressed with the studio flat’s ‘rustic charm’ (which seems to be another word for rising damp) and things only get worse when her parents arrive and conclude that their daughter has moved in with an imbecile. But if Emir is an eternal man-child then Anne is overbearing and idealistic, and the audience’s sympathy is skilfully bounced back and forth thanks to Peterson’s incredibly sharp script, which draws the utmost amount of pathos and humour from every tight-as-a-drum exchange.

The cracks in the young couple’s relationship are fully prised open when their neighbour Tom, a Seinfield-esque college professor with wonderful hair, takes a shine to Anne and throws all of Emir’s faults into stark relief, even more so when his old friend Brian turns up on his doorstep with stories of how much dope ‘Eagle’ used to smoke in high school. The idea of a relationship being tested within claustrophobic confines initially brings to mind Richard Linklater’s DV film Tape, but Incredibly Small is far more modest in its ambitions; a clever chamber piece more in keeping with the emotional subtleties of Before Sunset. Performances are spot on throughout and even the apartment itself, which they never finish painting, seems to possess a strong character.

Followed by Q&A

 

All films to be screened at:

Apollo Cinema: Piccadilly Circus
19 Lower Regent Street
London
SW1Y 4LR