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A Disappearance

ALT | International Shorts

Over the course of one night, a fallen TV-celebrity psychic attempts to intervene in a local tragedy in order to claw back her fame. This delightfully well done little piece of theatre dishes up a double identity crisis that plays out in three acts, highlighted by the central one-take stage performance. Set in the world of English small-town psychic fayres, this is a world seemingly from another time made believable and captivating by terrific performances, script, and production design. As star Sophie Thompson (Jericho, Four Weddings and a Funeral) describes it, "the film explores the lengths a person can go in order to heal a damaged ego." Well put.

Screens in program A Matter of Identity


North American premiere
Country of Origin: UK
Year: 2018
Running Time: 16 mins
Format: DCP
Related Links: Trailer | Official Website
Cast: Sophie Thompson, Christopher Keegan, Lauren Douglin, Tim Heath, Bradley John
Producer: Rebecca Morgan
Screenwriter: Laura Spini, Laurence Brook
Cinematographer: Tian Tsering
Editor: Laura Spini
Production Design: Zoë Payne
Music: Giorgio Giampà
Production Company: Butthead Films, Tashi Films
Print Source: Laura Spini

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