Slamdance 2021

View other Slamdance Films by strand: Breakouts, Documentary Features

Isaac Isaac
Isaac and A Brixton Tale
A Brixton Tale (Reprobate) (Country: UK; Year: 2021; Director: Darragh Carey, Bertrand Desrochers; Writer: Rupert Baynham, Darragh Carey; Stars: Lily Newmark, Michael Maloney, Jaime Winstone)
Wealthy YouTuber Leah chooses shy youth Benji as the subject of her Brixton documentary. They fall for each other, but the desire for edgy footage leads them down a violent path.
Dea (Country: Hong Kong, Switzerland; Year: 2020; Director: Alberto Gerosa; Writer: Alberto Gerosa; Stars: Dea Panendra, Bruno Zanin)
Dea leaves rural Indonesia and her singing dreams to migrate to Hong Kong as a foreign domestic worker.
A Family (Country: Australia, Ukraine; Year: 2019; Director: Jayden Stevens; Writer: Jayden Stevens, Tom Swinburn; Stars: Maksym Derbenyov, Larysa Hraminska, Tetiana Kosianchuk, Pavlo Lehenkyi, Liudmyla Zamidra, Maksym Derbenyov, Larysa Hraminska, Tetiana Kosianchuk, Pavlo Lehenkyi, Liudmyla Zamidra)
A lonely man seeks emotional refuge in the organising and documenting of family moments using low-grade impersonators. When his fake sister becomes inspired to follow his method, their relationship struggles between the forged and genuine.
Hurrah, We Are Still Alive! (Country: Poland; Year: 2020; Director: Agnieszka Polska; Writer: Agnieszka Polska; Stars: Piotr Polak, Sonia Roszczuk, Marta Ojrzynska, Arkadiusz Brykalski, Jacek Beler, Joanna Drozda, Marcin Czarnik, Bartosz Bielenia, Malgorzata Hajewska, Andrzej Konopka, Rafal Adamczyk, Murat Altinoz, Natalia Ambroziak, Wlodzimierz Bajorek, Dagmara Bak)
An artistic commune of filmmakers awaits the return of the Director, who disappeared without a trace, despite his absence, the Director seems to control all of the troupe's actions.
Isaac (Izaokas) (Country: Lithuania; Year: 2019; Director: Jurgis Matulevicius; Writer: Jurgis Matulevicius, Saule Bliuvaite, Nerijus Milerius, Antanas Skema; Stars: Aleksas Kazanavicius, Severija Janusauskaite, Dainius Gavenonis, Dainius Kazlauskas, Martynas Nedzinskas, Ainis Storpirstis, Salvijus Trepulis, Eugenijus Jankelaitis, Arunas Vozbutas, Rytis Saladzius, Mindaugas Ancevicius, Andrius Alesiunas, Jonas Baltakis, Kestutis Cicenas, Arvydas Dapsys)
Skeletons rattle in the closet of a film director and his friends, 20 years after an infamous massacre.
Man Under Table: Or I'm Writing A Movie (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Noel David Taylor; Writer: Noel David Taylor; Stars: Noel David Taylor, Ben Babbitt, Danny Lane, James Canto, Robert Manion, Alisa Torres, Frank Perry, Sarabeth Tucek, Katy Fullan, John Edmund Parcher, Noel David Taylor, Ben Babbitt, Danny Lane, James Canto, Robert Manion)
In an anachronistic dystopian landscape, a beleaguered young man attempts to navigate his way through the indie film scene in LA.
The Sleeping Negro (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Skinner Myers; Writer: Skinner Myers; Stars: Rae Dawn Chong, Julie McNiven, David Fumero, Tunde Adebimpe, Skinner Myers, Nican Robinson, Alex Noel McCarthy, Phil Ductan, Peter Lucas, Vincent DeLuca, Diana Longarzo, Whitley Stratton, Rae Dawn Chong, Julie McNiven, David Fumero)
Confronted with a series of racially charged incidents, a young black man must overcome rage, alienation, and hopelessness in order to find his own humanity.
Tapei Suicide Story (Country: Taiwan; Year: 2020; Director: KEFF; Writer: KEFF; Stars: Vivian Sung, Tender Huang, Chin-Yu Pan, Ming-shiou Tsai, Vivian Sung, Tender Huang, Chin-Yu Pan, Ming-shiou Tsai)
A receptionist at a suicide hotel in Taipei forms a fleeting friendship over the course of one night with a guest who can’t decide if she wants to live or die.
Teenage Emotions (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Frédéric Da; Writer: Frédéric Da; Stars: Jaya Harper, Jayden Capers, Ava Cooper, Silas Mitchell, Lea Fleck, Jaya Harper, Jayden Capers, Ava Cooper, Silas Mitchell, Lea Fleck)
What happens within the walls of an American High School?

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

More news and features

Playing Now

Eye For Film continues to support festivals both locally and across the world. At the moment, we're covering:

Tribeca Film Festival
New York's indie film festival

Sheffield DocFest
The UK's leading documentary festival

Inside Out

Cheltenham International Film Festival

Human Rights Watch Film Festival
Showcase of films highlighting global injustice and campaigns

In the Archive

Archive of festival coverage.

Daily diary and reviews from 2005-2018.

Coverage of the lynchpin German festival.