Sheffield DocFest 2010

A series of outstanding recent documentaries from Scotland.

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Cutting Loose Cutting Loose
Cutting Loose and Surpriseville
Bitter Lemon (Country: Bangladesh, UK; Year: 2010; Director: Nazmun Nakeb)
A traffic officer in Dhaka tries to impose order on a habitually disorderly world.
Calling Home (Country: Bangladesh, UK; Year: 2010; Director: Shadman Alvi; Stars: Abdul Aziz)
A rickshaw-puller struggles to save money so he can pay for his daughter to receive an education.
Cutting Loose (Country: UK; Year: 2011; Director: Finlay Pretsell, Adrian McDowall)
Prisoners move toward rehabilitation and struggle with their hopes and dreams in the run up to the annual Scottish Prison Service hairdressing competition.
Get Luder (Country: UK; Year: 2010; Director: Jonathan Carr)
The brutalist architect who created the car park featured in Get Carter faces up the sadness of seeing his concrete creations demolished.
My Dream (Country: Bangladesh, UK; Year: 2010; Director: Md. Rezwan Ali Khan)
A disabled street beggar invests in a dream he hopes will change the world.
PS Your Mystery Sender (P.S. Your Mystery Sender) (Country: UK; Year: 2010; Director: Benjamin Wigley; Stars: Paul Smith)
A documentary looking at the mystery behind a series of unusual items mailed, over the course of years, yo fashion designer Paul Smith from an unknown source.
Surpriseville (Country: UK; Year: 2010; Director: Tim Travers Hawkins), Official Site
An exploration of the fears and anxieties that haunt a gated community in Arizona.
Twinset (Country: UK; Year: 2010; Director: Amy Rose)
A group of elderly Essex ladies take tea with a transvestite newcomer.
Waiting For Godot (Country: Bangladesh, UK; Year: 2010; Director: Md. Arifur Rahman)
Day labourers in Dhaka who have failed to secure work for the day talk about their feelings, when not working could mean they and their families starve.

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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