X
Colin

Film Title

X

Screening:

    Thursday 06 October 18:45
  • All Tickets £10.00
  •  
  •  

Runtime:

85 mins

Director: Jon Hewitt Country: Australia
Writer: Jon Hewitt, Belinda McClory Original Format: HD
Dir. of Photography: Mark Pugh Print Source: Circe Films
Producer: Lizzette Atkins
Cast: Viva Bianca, Hanna Mangan-Lawrence, Peter Docker

Film Details

European Premiere

Official Selection Feature

Short Synopsis:

A sizzling thriller about chance, excape and the oldest profession as two beautiful women experience one ugly night that will change their lives together.

Review

XThis slick and gritty Australian thriller evokes the work of Gaspar Noe and the more extreme elements of contemporary European cinema. Explicit and intense, it tells the story of young and vulnerable runaway Shay, discovering the harsh realities of walking the streets, and Holly, a mature and jaded high class escort with her eyes on retirement and her heart set on escape.

They represent opposing ends of the vice spectrum: Shay struggling through her first night on the job, Holly hoping it will be her last. Their paths cross by chance, and they find themselves in a desperate, hopeless situation simply through being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Realising things aren’t as they seem and there are few people they can trust, the women eventually form a bond and find, in each other, something to fight for.

Elegantly shot with a crisp and vivid colour palette, the film is at once beautiful and bleak, depicting a street-level vision of Sydney bathed in garish neon. The razor sharp script broaches issues of gender and sexual politics in the misogynistic world of strip-clubs, curb crawlers and crooked cops, and addresses the human cost of the sex industry and the lifestyle these women have been forced into. X is brutal and powerful, all the way to its bittersweet, heart-wrenching finale.

Sami El-Hadi

06 October 2011 I-Flicks Raindance Review: X
27 October 2011 Electric Sheep HIts and Misses

All Tickets for This Screening - £10
Telephone Booking: call 0871 220 6000 and say "Operator' for a human being at the cinema.

Practical Information

Screenings at Apollo Cinema Piccadilly Circus
19 Lower Regent Street
SW1Y 4LR
London
www.appollocinemas.com

Map


View Larger Map

In The Spotlight
Japanese Films at Raindance
Raindance JuryDiscover the best independent Japanese films from Raindance. It's time to celebrate this new generation of filmmakers. All feature films are at least UK Premieres! Info & Bookings