Thursday, May 29, 2008

Shane Meadows 'Somers Town' Set For Edinburgh Premiere

The UK premiere of Shane's new film 'Somers Town' will take place on the 20th June at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

The film which already has won awards after being screend at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, both lead actors, Thomas Turgoose and Piotr Jagiello, won the award for Best Actor in a Narrative Feature Film!

The film is set in Somers Town, a London neighborhood by St Pancras rail station, young Tom, who had nothing to keep him back home in Nottingham, encounters Marek, a young Polish immigrant with nothing to fill his days.It's a mismatched friendship: Tom (dubbed Tomo by Marek) is full of youthful swagger and Marek, an amateur photographer who lives with his disciplinarian father, is more introspective and cautious. Their dynamic is uneasy and awkward at first as each teen believes himself to be the more mature, but a genuine rapport develops between the two. When Tomo and Marek both fall for the same girl, the common ground between them is further solidified.

Somers Town should see a nationwide release in August or September in Eire and UK.