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Zagreb Film Festival
19 - 25 October 2008

SC - Savska 25
10000 Zagreb

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UK , 2008

Directed by: Alex Winckler
Script: Alex Winckler
Producer: Olivier Kaempfer
Production company: Parkville Pictures Ltd.
Cinematography: Liam Iandoli
Editing: Joe Randall-Cutler
Music: Daniel Elms
Cast: Ralph Laurila, Julie Dray, Emily Seal Jones, Jean-Francois Malet, Julien Martin

Format: boja, color, 16mm
Running time: 13'

'Ralph' is a poignant, comic love story set in and around Marseille train station. Ralph is 15 years old and in love with his best friend Claire. Claire however sees Ralph as younger brother to her. Ralph decides to travel to the South of France where Clare is on holiday with her family and declare his love to her. Clare however has no idea Ralph is coming. The film starts as Ralph arrives in Marseille St. Charles train station where he immediately tries to call Clare, however he has written the wrong number down. Desperate and isolated, he seeks refuge in a cafe outside the station. Here Ralph meets Julie, a waitress with whom he strikes up an immediate relationship. The story climaxes when Clare unexpectedly appears at the train station, accompanied by a boy she has met on holiday, and suddenly Ralph has to choose between Clare and Julie, between the girl who up until five minutes beforehand he had been in love with, and a complete stranger.

Directors Biography
Alex Winckler's first film, Inside The Island, won the Cambridge University Short Film Competition in 2002 and in 2003 he was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study film at Columbia University in New York. Back in London, he began his career as a director and editor on a TV pilot for BBC3 with sketch comedy group Cowards. After working as a camera trainee on The Mighty Boosh, last summer, Alex shot his graduation film, Ralph,

Location and screening schedule:
matinee: SC Cinema, Monday, October 20th at 11.00
premiere: SC Cinema, Monday, October 20th at 22.30
reprisal: EUROPA Cinema, Tuesday, October 21st at 16.00

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