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    Friday 28 September 20:30
    Tuesday 2 October 15:30


85 mins

Director: Rob Savage Country: UK
Writer: Rob Savage Original Format: HD
Dir. of Photography: Rob Savage Print Source: Rob Savage
Producer: Nathan Craig, Rob Savage
Cast: Philine Lembeck, Oliver Malam, Hannah Wilder, Sid Akbar Ali

World Premiere | Nominated Best Debut

Just making a feature is an achievement; doing it for £3000 is particularly impressive. Doing it as a writer-director-photographer and turning 18 on the first day of the shoot is surely the sign of a fantastic filmmaker announcing his presence. Rob Savage's Strings is refreshingly honest and painfully raw account of teenage romance.

The story follows four young people and their romantic endeavours in that blissful summer before they leave home to go to university. Grace (Philine Lembeck) is a visiting German student, soon to return home. She falls for the quiet, distant Jon (played by an excellent Oliver Malam), whilst her best friend Scout (Hannah Wilder) becomes entangled in an increasingly violent relationship with her long-term boyfriend Chris (Akbar Ali).

The four lead actors rise to the challenge of portraying the confusion of teenage romance without falling prey to the many clichés that are often found in films with a similar subject matter. Credit to Mr. Savage for reigning in their performances to create a muted, nuanced piece. Everything from the sparse use of sound, the interspersed smatterings of German, and the simply beautiful lighting create an almost haunting effect, drawing you in and immersing you in the story. Surely a talent for the future.


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