Here at #IOMFF HQ, we’re all THRILLED that our Isle of Man Film Friday Night Feature this year is ‘The Disappearance of Alice Creed’ and that we will have Writer/Director J Blakeson in attendance. We all love the film and have been lobbying to have it as part of the festival since last year.
It’s a brilliantly crafted, tense, twisting, gripping movie. And not only that – it is an inspiring film for new filmmakers (such as our MannIN Shorts crews), because it is set mostly in one location and with a very small cast and therefore is ‘achieveable’.
ABOUT THE FILM: ‘Alice’ is a critically acclaimed film, starring Eddie Marsan and Gemma Arterton and was made on the Island by CinemaNX in 2009.
Vic (Marsan), an experienced criminal, and Danny (Compston), his younger partner, meticulously prepare a van and a flat for use in a kidnapping. They snatch Alice (Arterton), estranged daughter of a millionaire, and keep her bound and blindfolded while negotiating the ransom. However, the abductors and the hostage all have secrets which complicate the situation…
AND OUR SURVEY SAYS…
Total Film: “A grippingly twisted thriller” Empire Online: “A small but perfectly formed crime drama. And, without making a fuss, a proper nail-biter, too.” Mark Kermode: “(The) smart script confounds expectations..the tension increases as the twists continue… lean, mean fare which (like Me & Orson Welles) does credit to CinemaNX and reaffirms that old maxim that all good film-making starts with a really solid screenplay.”
TICKETS are just £8. This includes a Q&A with J Blakeson, which will be led by Chris Jones, the Director of London Screenwriters Festival. It is a ‘must-go’ event for film lovers, film makers or just Friday night thrill seekers! (not in *that* way..) Online booking here: http://villagaiety.ticketsolve.com/shows/873503050/events