2014: 11th edition

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26/08/2014 h 19:30Perla
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28/08/2014 h 11:30Perla
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Followed by Q&A
Official Selection
by Guy Myhill
First Featureworld premiere
United Kingdom, 2014, 86', color, DCP

screenplay Guy Myhill
cinematography Simon Tindall
editing Adam Biskupski
music Luke Abbott
art direction Ben Myhill
costumes Nigel Egerton
cast Liam Walpole (The Goob), Sean Harris (Gene Womack)
Sienna Guillory (Mum), 
Oliver Kennedy (Elliott), Marama Corlett (Eva)

producers Mike Elliott, Lee Groombridge
executive producers Christopher Moll
Steve Jenkins, Chris Collins, Tristan Goligher
production Emu Films
with the support of BBC Films
Creative England, BFI

world sales The Bureau Film/Le Bureau
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Charles McDonald 

We're in the middle of a heat-wave in Fenland, England. Goob Taylor has spent each of his sixteen summers helping Mum run the transport cafe and harvest the surrounding pumpkin fields. When Mum shacks up with swarthy stock-car driving supremo and ladies' man Gene Womack, Goob becomes an unwelcome side thought. However Goob's world turns when exotic pumpkin picker Eva arrives. Fuelled by her flirtatious comments, Goob dreams of better things.

A psychological western set in Norfolk during a particularly hot summer, The Goob manages to transcend every single cliché about British cinema. It owes indeed as much to François Truffaut as to Terence Malick. Film director Guy Myhill has cast the young Liam Walpole in his first part for cinema as Goob Taylor, a teenager who every summer helps his mother run her cafeteria for harvest workers. Except this year: Goob now has to deal with his mum's new partner, the nasty Womack. Sean Harris as Womack is an incredibly scary presence throughout the film; he constantly puts both Goob and the audience on the edge of their seats. Simon Tindall's poetic cinematography brilliantly offsets the all-pervading psychological tension. Guy Myhill's first film is a subtle triumph. [Agnès C. Poirier]

For the last ten years GUY MYHILL has worked extensively in film, television, theatre and media education. The Goob is his feature debut.

2014 The Goob
2012 Robin Hood (short)
2011 The Girls (doc)
2010 The Fox and The Hare (short)
2010 The Train (short)
2007 Circus Days (doc)
2004 Sometime Stories (short)
2002 The Bilsons (short)
2002 Greek Yarmouth (doc)
2002 One Deadly Summer (doc)
1999 Two Half Times to Hell (short)
1998 Crash (doc)


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