Cinecity 15th Brighton Film Festival

10 - 26 November

Debut Film City

03 Dec 6:30 pm: My Accomplice

Director: Charlie Weaver Rolfe

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An off-beat comedy about falling in love, set in Brighton. Frank is a good-natured young Scot who works as a caretaker for adults with special needs. Ilse is a witty, artistically-inclined young woman originally from East Germany who works at a Bulgarian bakery. With a gallery of Brighton eccentrics and songs and live performances from local bands Transformer, Bob Wants His Head Back and The Mountain Firework Company.

“Charlie Weaver Rolfe steers clear of the stereotypes in his impressive debut feature. Romantic leads Alexandra Kalweits and Stuart Martin’s characters are both genuinely likeable and the hesitant unfolding of their relationship feels real enough. […] But there’s more than one love story at play here, with recurring characters populating the periphery of scenes, their own dramas merely glimpsed. Indeed, perhaps the most passionate onscreen relationship, and certainly a large part of My Accomplice’s considerable charm, is the clear adulation Rolfe has for the town of Brighton. Real-life residents feature in supporting roles; local bands perform the soundtrack on film; the shopfronts, seaside and interiors are all rendered in larger-than-life colour. It is precisely this eye for engaging details that elevates this rom-com well above the usual big budget offerings.”   (TV Bomb)

Starring: Alexandra Kalweit, Stuart Martin, Dimitrina Elliott, Alan Gilchrist, Kevin Woolley

Produced in: UK 2014

Running time: 92 mins

PG

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