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Zagreb Film Festival
19 - 25 October 2008

SC - Savska 25
10000 Zagreb

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Son of Rambow
United Kingdom, France, Germany , 2008

Directed by: Garth Jennings
Script: Garth Jennings
Producer: Nick Goldsmith
Production company: Hammer & Tongs, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF), arte France Cinema
Cinematography: Jess Hall
Editing: Dominic Leung
Music: Joby Talbot
Cast: Will Poulter, Bill Milner, Neil Dudgeon, Adam Godley

Format: boja, color, 35mm
Running time: 96'

This whimsical and visually striking valentine to the 80s is a hysterically funny homage to childhood and the movies. Entranced by a pirated copy of First Blood, two extremely opposite kids set out to make the ultimate action prequel. Their innocent ambition to create their own epic leads to a precarious rollercoaster adventure and an unlikely friendship that is pushed, quite literally, to the breaking point. This is loosely autobiographical quasi-coming-of-age tale from Garth Jennings, director of the amusing Hitch-hiker's Guide to the Galaxy feature.

Directors Biography
Garth Jennings is born in 1972, Epping, Essex, England. He's famous for making music videos with friend and cohort Nick Goldsmith under their London-based production banner hammer & tongs. They're best known for their work on music videos for Blur (Coffee & TV) and Supergrass (Pumping on Your Stereo). Jennings have moved on to directing movies, his debut is 2005 film version of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Son of Rambow is partly based on Garth's childhood experiences of film making with a camcorder.

Location and screening schedule: EUROPA cinema, Wednesday, October 22nd at 17.00

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