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Thursday 18 February 2021

Justine: New Brighton-Based Film Examines Love & A Sense Of Belonging In A Chaotic World

Set in Brighton, new film Justine examines the search to find love and a sense of belonging in a chaotic world.

Justine (Tallulah Haddon), is a young woman with a fierce intelligence but an equally strong appetite for self-destruction. 

Along with her only friend Peach (Xavien Russell), she finds herself suffocated within a world that makes little sense and where alcohol is the only escape from her view of a hopeless future. 

Her probation officer Leanne (Sian Reese-Williams) and her doctor (Steve Oram) try to guide her back into society, but Justine understands all too well what that society can offer her and she doesn't want to play by its rules. 


When she meets Rachel (Sophie Reid), the possibility of happiness, love and a future starts to emerge, but her pain goes deep and as the demons within her begin to surface, she wonders if she can allow herself to hope.

The film is a collaboration between Jamie Patterson, director of the award-winning Tucked, and BAFTA Cymru-winning writer Jeff Murphy (Hinterland, One Way To Denmark). 

It has been nominated for this year's BIFA Raindance Discovery Award, which is announced on 18th February 2021.

Justine will be available to stream exclusively on Curzon Home Cinema/ from 5th March 2021.

by: Mike Cobley




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