Brighton director's debut film on general release

Posted On 09 Aug 2010 at 10:17 am

A Brighton film director’s first feature-length film went on general release at the weekend.

Down Terrace was directed by Ben Wheatley, the writer and director of BBC comedy sketch show The Wrong Door.

The film, set and largely shot in Brighton, was shown at the Duke of York’s last November during the Cine-City Film Festival.

It has already won plenty of plaudits including best film at the Raindance film festival last year and a grand jury prize at the international film festival in Boston.

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One reviewer described the 89-minute film as resembling a crime thriller directed by Mike Leigh. Another called it a dark Sopranos.

The story is about a criminal family trying to find out who grassed on the father and son, with violent reprisals leavened with touches of humour.

It is probably the grittiest film with a Brighton setting since London to Brighton and joins a stellar list that includes Brighton Rock and Quadrophenia.

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