TOM's Film Club: The Prince of Nothingwood (2017)

Posted by Evvnt Platform on 30/11/2017
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Sonia Kronlund's touching and often hilarious debut feature is an educative, crowd-pleasing documentary, which received high praise when it was screened during Director's Fortnight at Cannes 2017.

Its subject is Salim Shaheen, the Ed Wood of Afghanistan, seen during a week of filming for his latest production in Bamiyan, the ancient outpost where majestic Buddhas were blasted away by the Taliban.

A force of nature, Shaheen has managed to make and self-distribute no fewer than 110 films despite the country's ongoing war and past conflicts. Keenly aware of the power of performance (he was the only member of his army unit to survive the 1982 Soviet-Afghan war by playing dead among genuine corpses), he uses an outsize charisma and confidence to fuel his productions as well as notable innovations, such as using real blood and real guns with real ammunition. Making movies is, after all, a way to get away from the reality of war...

Bolstered by a cast of warmly flamboyant characters and Kronlund's thoughtful voiceover – a French radio journalist who wanted to share a rare positive story about a country in continuous conflict (she has been visiting and reporting on the atrocities of war in Afghanistan for twenty years) – it's an intriguing and infectious story as well as a love letter to filmmaking, centred by its exuberant, eccentric and extraordinary protagonist.

"This is a highly entertaining celebration of cinema and a fascinating character study of a one-man industry." Tim Brown, CINECITY Brighton Film Festival

This screening is supported by the BFI Film Audience Network (FAN) as part of their New Release Strategy - helping to ensure that the best films from across the globe are seen by more people, in more cinemas, and in more regions across the UK.

We are gratefully funded for this screening by Film Hub South East - supporting film exhibition across eight counties. Find out more about Film Hub South East follow @FilmHubSE

Tickets: £6
Call the Box Office (Mon-Fri, 1pm-5pm, 01273 201 801) to buy: £10 film saver (valid for two different TOM's Films), £24 season pass (valid for all TOM's Film Club SPRING screenings)


Venue Details: The Old Market, 11A Upper Market Street, Hove BN3 1AS, United Kingdom.

Date: February 07, 2018.

Time: 8:00 pm - 9:25 pm.

Category: Arts | Visual Arts | Film / Cinema.

Artists / Speakers: Sonia Kronlund.

Price: Full Price - GBP 6.00.

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