Old Boys – IFFAM – 3rd International Film Festival and Awards ‧ Macao

Old Boys
UK, Sweden | 2017 | 96’ | DCP | Colour | English | Group: B

Director: Toby Macdonald

An introduction of the film will be given by film delegation before the film screening

SHOWTIMES
2018/12/09 15:00 Macao Cultural Centre – G.A

SYNOPSIS

This school-set re-working of Cyrano de Bergerac is set at all-boys boarding school called Caldermount, where achievement in sports far outweighs academic ability. Awkward but imaginative pupil Amberson is at the bottom of the social ladder, but he suddenly finds his world turned upside down when Agnes, the fiery daughter of a visiting French teacher arrives. While he himself is smitten by her, he finds himself playing matchmaker between Agnes and Winchester, the handsome but spectacularly dim school sporting hero. Will Amberson have the courage to reveal himself to her and stand up for who he really is?

DIRECTOR

Toby Macdonald

UK director Toby Macdonald started working on film sets as a runner at the age of 16. His short film ‘Je T’aime John Wayne’ about a young Englishman obsessed with the French New Wave was nominated for a BAFTA, selected for Directors Fortnight in Cannes, won the TCM Prize for Best Short at the London Film Festival and won the European Film Academy Award for Best Short. His follow up, the critically acclaimed short Heavy Metal Drummer, was also nominated for a BAFTA and was selected for film festivals all over the world. Shot in Morocco in Arabic, it told the story of a teenage drummer and his unrequited passion for metal. He also directed award winning commercials and the six-part series ‘My Life In Film’ for the BBC.

CAST & CREW

Director Toby Macdonald

Cast Alex Lawther, Pauline Etienne, Jonah Hauer-King, Denis Ménochet

Scriptwriter Luke Ponte, Freddy Syborn

Cinematographer Nanu Segal

Editor Mark Trend, Sam Sneade

Production Designer Max Bellhouse

Music Andrew Hewitt

Costumes Bex Crofton-Atkins

Producers Luke Morris

Production Momac Films

Distributor

World Sales WestEnd Films

GALA