BIFA screenings for independent films

The Ghoul and Trespass Against Us are to screen across the UK as part of the BIFI Independents season.

© Gareth Tunley

© Gareth Tunley

For the uninitiated The Ghoul is the directorial debut by Gareth Tunley and stars a bevy of TVO regulars including Tom MeetenAlice LoweDan SkinnerGeoffrey McGivern and Rufus Jones, with cameos by Paul KayeRachel StubbingsSean Reynard and the film’s composer Waen Shepherd. The dark psychological crime drama has been proving a hit with audiences at limited screenings over the last few months, and with executive producer Ben Wheatley publicly backing the film, (and a gorgeous poster by Dave Brown no less), it’s gaining a lot of traction as ‘one-to-watch’ this year.

Trespass Against Us is less closely linked to our DNA here at The Velvet Onion, but the film – written and directed by Doctor Who veteran Adam Smith – stars Michael Fassbender and Brendan Gleeson alongside Count Arthur Strong‘s Rory Kinnear and our very own Tony Way.

© Potboiler Productions / Film 4 / A24

© Potboiler Productions / Film 4 / A24

Both films screen across the country in the coming weeks – with Trespass Against Us on Monday 27th February and The Ghoul on Monday 27th March. Cities included on the ‘tour’ with simultaneous screenings include Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Harrogate, York, Birmingham, Leicester, Oxford, Bristol, Cardiff, Swansea, London, Esher, Guildford, Belfast, Edinburgh, Southampton, Glasgow and Portsmouth.

For a full list of screenings, and to grab your tickets in advance, visit the BIFA website over yonder. And if you haven’t seen it yet, you can catch the official trailer for The Ghoul below.

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