UK CERTIFICATE 18
Winner of the prestigious Raindance Film Festival and nominated for three British Independent Film Awards, Exhibit A tells the timely story of a normal family disintegrating under financial pressure into an unimaginable nightmare.
All is not as it seems as the King family go about their day-to-day lives oblivious of the horror to come. Dad Andy (Bradley Cole) is nursing a secret that ultimately leads to terrible consequences for them all. We witness these chilling events unfold through daughter Judith's (Brittany Ashworth) video camera.
Exhibit A is the seemingly unedited tape removed from the scene of a truly awful crime. The film unravels disguised as a home movie and is inspired by the many men in real life who are known to their neighbours as devoted husbands and fathers, but for unknowable reasons suddenly decide to take drastic action to protect their loved ones.
The inventive concept and shocking story, tiny cast and domestic setting make this challenging film an innovative and shocking comment on the complex bloodlust between cinema and audience. Exhibit A is the Bigger Pictures and Warp Films co-production that has left a trail of stunned audiences at festivals all over the world and won't leave you the same person!
Brilliantly bleak and British
A masterpiece of gradually escalating horror
Sight & Sound
An absolute masterpiece of independent filmmaking
The single most harrowing thing I've seen... since Gaspar Noe's Irreversible
ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS
Writer / Director: Dom Rotheroe
Dom Rotheroe's first movie was My Brother Tom (FilmFour) starring Ben Whishaw, which premiered at the Tigers in Rotterdam and won thirteen awards internationally. He is best known as a documentary director for BAFTA-nominated A Sarajevo Diary and the multi award-winning Coconut Revolution both for Channel 4.
Writer / Producer: Darren Bender
Darren Bender is a former Channel 4 Commissioning Editor who created long-running new talent series The Other Side (for documentary directors) and Coming Up (for drama writers and directors). He developed The Hamburg Cell for Channel 4 and HBO before becoming Head of Production at Screen East and then setting up Bigger Pictures.
AWARDS AND SCREENINGS
Best UK Feature (Winner)
Raindance Film Festival 2007
- Best Achievement in Production (Nominee)
- Most Promising Newcomer (Bradley Cole) (Nominee)
- The Raindance Award (Nominee)
British Independent Film Awards 2007
Rotterdam International Film Festival 2007
Sofia International Film Festival 2008
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