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Black Mountain Poets 2015 15

85 mins United Kingdom Director. Jamie Adams

Two criminal sisters on the run find themselves at a rural writers’ retreat, having to assume the identity of a pair of acclaimed poets to pass themselves off. As if inventing verse on the fly wasn’t hard enough, hurdles mount when Lisa (Alice Lowe) falls for another aspiring wordsmith, Richard (Downton Abbey's Tom Cullen), and has to find increasingly novel ways to lure him away from his girlfriend.

Alice Lowe and Dolly Wells (Doll & Em) are wonderfully silly in this charming and frequently funny comedy, in which Lowe trades on her similar role from Ben Wheatley’s Sightseers, another hilarious tale of rural sociopathy (even if much more extreme).

Jamie Adam’s largely improvised film was shot in just five days and marks the culmination of his ‘Modern Romance Trilogy’ (Benny & Jolene, A Wonderful Christmas Time), offering further proof of his ability to fuse rom-com elements with edgy and credible comedy.

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Directed by

Jamie Adams

Featuring

Dolly Wells

Alice Lowe

Genres

Comedy

Collection

Fools For Love LOCO London Comedy Film Festival Love

Certificate

15 strong language

Released

2015

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

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