Face To Face
Face To Face

Film Title

Face To Face

Screening:

    Friday 07 October 18:45
  • All Tickets £10.00
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Runtime:

85 mins

Director: Michel Rymer Country: Australia
Writer: Michel Rymer Original Format: HD
Dir. of Photography: Dennys Ilic Print Source: Michel Rymer
Producer: Leanne Hanley, Gabrielle Christopher
Cast: Sigrid Thornton, Vince Colosimo, Luke Ford

Film Details

UK Premiere

Official Selection Feature

Short Synopsis:

A group of Australians from diverse backgrounds gather to decide the fate of a violent young man. An Australian '12 Angry Men', only there's 10, including 4 women.

Review:

Face To Face Based on case notes from real out-of-court conflict resolution sessions, Face to Face tells the story of the politics and deep-rooted problems of an Australian scaffolding company. Wayne is a short-tempered and simple young man who is ‘on trial’ for assaulting his boss. However this isn’t an ordinary trial. To avoid being sent to jail Wayne has been given a chance to atone for his mistake by sitting down and discussing the incident with all those who were involved, including his mother, his colleagues, his boss and his best friend. 

What starts off being all about Wayne soon snowballs and we realise that everyone in the room is either responsible in some way or has some contribution to the bigger picture. We find out that Wayne was goaded into the action by a cruel, childish prank played by his co-workers, but the story doesn’t end there, as everyone including the company CEO, has dirty laundry to be aired.

Based on a play of the same name, this is a truly fascinating film. Cleverly starting from a single incident, and working backwards, there are various twists and well timed reveals which led to a web of intrigue, manipulation and betrayal.  The plotting is matched by the execution, with dialogue and acting that is so naturalistic at times it feels like a documentary. Face to Face is a unique piece of work which makes for genuinely compelling viewing.   

Sami El-Hadi

10 October 2011 Louise Hector Face to Face

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Practical Information

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

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