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Kelly
Molly Griffiths ...
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Zoë is a single mother who lives with her four children in Dartford. She is poor and can't afford to buy food. One day her ex-boyfriend drives by and asks her to go on a date with him. Scared that he doesn't want to go out with her, she lies and tells him that she is just babysitting the kids. This will be her first date in years. Written by Rhodry

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Sound recordist Neil Robert Herd plays guitar and sings in alt-bluegrass band The Coal Porters. See more »

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Edited into Cinema16: European Short Films (2006) See more »

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When You Say Nothin' At All
Written by Don Schlitz / W. Benton Overstreet
Used by kind permission of Universal/MCA Music Ltd and EMI Music Publishing Ltd
Performed by Ronan Keating
Courtesy of Polydor UK Ltd
Licensed by kind permission for the film & TV licensing division part of the Universal Music Group
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extraordinary and exceptional
26 January 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This really is an extraordinary and exceptional film. Gritty, real, touching and also incredibly tense and full of suspense. The free flowing nature of the camera-work adds to the already vivid realism, almost docudrama style. As a viewer you are drawn into this impoverished and deprived world, you feel immediate empathy for the central character in her desperate situation. She shows warmth, love and humanity to her children side by side with an appalling judgement about their well-being and safety. She is wonderfully contrasting yet totally believable and genuine.

It's a true eye opener of a film. Certainly one of the best short films I have ever seen. Worth going out of your way too see.


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