The Norwich Film Festival are delighted to be welcoming Vanessa Redgrave (subject to work commitments) and Carlo Nero for a Q&A following a screening of her important directorial debut.
Sea Sorrow marks Vanessa Redgrave’s debut as a film director and is a very personal, dynamic meditation on the current global refugee crisis through the eyes and voices of campaigners and children mixing past and present, documentary and drama in its reflection on the importance of human rights.
Ralph Fiennes, Emma Thompson and Simon Coates contribute unique scenes for the refugees, while the valiant Juliet Stevenson, who spent nine months working for the Calais children, alongside Help Refugees, Citizens UK and Safe Passage, speaks out at a rally in Parliament Square.
The film includes a scene from Shakespeare’s The Tempest with Fiennes playing Prospero. As well as artistic interpretations, the film includes testimonies of modern day survivors from conflicts and persecution in the Middle East and Africa.
The Norwich Film Festival would like to say a huge thanks to Dipple & Conway who are sponsoring this event.
The screening will feature a Q&A with members of film team & family, after which audiences will be invited on a "walk and talk" in the local area, starting out of the cinema doors. These walks are organised in partnership with the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) and The Ramblers.
EVELYN is a deeply personal documentary from the Academy Award® winning team behind THE WHITE HELMETS (2016) and VIRUNGA (2014). The film follows the story of a family overcoming the unthinkable. On a walking odyssey across the United Kingdom, they confront a past they’ve been unable to talk about, whilst simultaneously repairing the fractures in their own relationships. Director Orlando von Einsiedel turns the cameras on himself, as he and his parents and siblings embark on a journey in remembrance of their brother and son, Evelyn, who took his own life over a decade ago. Part quest film, part road-trip, part memoir, EVELYN seeks to address the past, in order to find some peace in the present, and look to the future.