My Friend the Polish Girl premiered in the UK yesterday evening at the 72nd Edinburgh Film Festival!
A fictional tale of a documentary maker, Katie, played by Emma Friedman-Cohen, as she manipulates the life of a Polish migrant, Alicja, played by Aneta Piotrowska. The narrative takes on a new form when the documentary becomes, as EIFF states, “a questionable game in which the two women challenge each other.”
Creativity Media assisted in the post-production of My Friend the Polish Girl, providing Online Editing and facilitating the Grade.
Creativity congratulates My Friend the Polish Girl on its UK Premiere!
Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) 2018 began 20th June and finishes 1st July. Creativity are pleased to see the world premiere of Two for Joy, which we provided post-production for, took place on Saturday at the 72nd EIFF!
Two For Joy featured on the Best of British strand alongside features like Steel Country and Old Boys, and another film which we post-produced; My Friend the Polish Girl, which is having its UK premiere at EIFF on 26th June!
Despite featuring a range of global filmmakers in their ‘American Dreams’, ‘European Perspectives’, and ‘World Perspectives’ strands, EIFF have historically championed emerging British talent, with Two for Joy being no exception!
Two for Joy follows a mother, played by Samantha Morton, battling debilitating mental health problems, as her two children attempt to cope with her mental illness. The family visit a caravan park in an attempt to bring happiness to Morton. On the holiday they encounter another family, including actresses Billie Piper and Bella Ramsay, where the family are pushed to their limit as tragedy strikes.
The reviews have been overwhelmingly positive, commenting on Morton, Piper and Ramsey’s skilled and emotive performances, as well as the unique yet appropriate sound design, that “is creatively used to capture the disorientation of mental illness.”
Creativity congratulates Two for Joy on its world premiere!
On Wednesday evening, Film London screened upcoming films at BFI Southbank to give international buyers the opportunity to screen smaller films.
London Screenings is an annual event that provides a platform for breakthrough filmmakers and films of the year. Films featured in past years include The Girl With All the Gifts, Tommy’s Honour, and Narcopolis.
This year’s London Screenings featured Peripheral and Two For Joy, (two of the stand-out films for buyers!) which Creativity provided post-production for.
Peripheral follows protagonist Bobbi Johnson, played by Hannah Arterton, as she struggles to write her second novel. After submitting to pressure from her publishers to write using their new technological interface, Bobbi undergoes a drug-fuelled struggle to maintain her autonomy as an author, while the digital world attempts to dominate her home, body, and mind.
Two For Joy explores the relationship between a teenage girl, her bedridden mother and her troubled younger brother. The family retreat to a caravan holiday park in an attempt to bring some happiness to their mother, played by Samantha Morton. Along the way they meet another family, including actress Billie Piper, which provokes an exploration of themes including child abuse and mental illness.
It was a pleasure to work on both of these films, and Creativity wishes them success!
The team at Creativity are pleased to see positive reviews of McQueen since it’s release on Friday!
The film received a four star rating from both The Times and The Telegraph.
The Guardian matched this rating and said “the film-makers capture the impact he had on the people around him.”
While The Independent commented “the filmmakers celebrate his prodigious achievements but the sadness is that he never managed to escape the hothouse world of the fashion industry.”
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On Monday night, the team at Creativity: Richard, Patrick, Alex, Colin and Bianca attended the worldwide premiere of McQueen at Cineworld in Leicester Square, followed by a reception at Century Club.
Other attendees who came to celebrate McQueen’s legacy included McQueen’s nephew and sister: Gary and Janet. As well as celebrities like Beverly Knight, Amelia Windsor and Lulu Guinness to name a few.
Well done to Peter Ettedgui, Ian Bonhôte, Sofia Martin, Andee Ryer, and Cinzia Beldessari on making such a fantastic film!
McQueen will be released on June 8th!