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FILM SYNOPSIS

Film picture: Heartless (Frightfest)
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Heartless (Frightfest)

90 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)

Directed by:
Philip Ridley
Starring:
Jim Sturgess; Timothy Spall; Clemence Poesy; Noel Clarke and Joseph Rawle
Distributor:
Other Independents
Release Date:
31/08/2009
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Genre:
Horror; Thriller;

WORLD PREMIERE - We?ve been waiting for a new movie from visionary artist Philip Ridley since THE PASSION OF DARKLY NOON in 1995. Now, finally, THE REFLECTING SKIN director returns to the celluloid dream world. HEARTLESS is the menacing and magical tale of Jamie (ACROSS THE UNIVERSE star Jim Sturgess) born with a heart-shaped birthmark on his face. Shunned by those who find him repulsive, the photographer?s son lives in a part of London?s East End notorious for gang violence. When his mother is viciously murdered, the media reports it?s by a hoodie wearing a devil mask. But Jamie soon realizes the thugs aren?t wearing disguises at all; they really are demons and hell on earth is beginning to plague the capital city. Yet all is not what it seems in enfant terrible Ridley?s unique horror fantasy landscape ingeniously informed by the current climate of fear running through every strata of modern society.