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Better Things
Better Things

Better Things 2007


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Better Things 2007 15

93 mins United Kingdom Director. Duane Hopkins

Duane Hopkins’ stunning debut established him as a major new talent in British cinema. With a multi-stranded narrative it follows the stories of a range of young and old addicts in a West Midlands town.

Despite its sombre narrative, what’s so impressive is the startling beauty Hopkins marries to such uncompromising material. The combination of harsh reality with poetic visuals can also be seen in the works of Hopkins’ contemporaries Lynne Ramsay and Steve McQueen, and together their work suggests an evolution of the traditional forms of British social realism.

Winner of several international film prizes, Better Things was also nominated for the Camera d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

Directed by

Duane Hopkins


Megan Palmer

Tara Ballard

Che Corr

Liam Mcilfatrick






15 Contains hard drug use, very strong language and dangerous behaviour




United Kingdom



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