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Status : Completed

Original title : CREDITORS

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Directed by : Ben Cura

Cast : Christian McKay (Me and Orson Welles; Rush; Northern Soul; The Theory of Everything), Andrea Deck (Mr. Selfridge; The Devil’s Violinist; The Counsellor), Ben Cura (Comes a bright day; Threesome; Dream On), Tom Bateman (The Tunnel; Da Vinci’s Demons; Jekyll and Hyde), Simon Callow (Four Weddings and a Funeral; Poirot)

Synopsis

Grant Pierce (Christian McKay) arrives from London into Madrid, Spain, hoping to be given the chance to meet his favourite painter, American Freddie Lynch (Ben Cura), who is currently staying at a private hotel in an unassuming location outside the city. As Grant steps into the main building of 'El Madroño', he troublingly finds Lynch a crippled man whom, he soon reveals, has been unable to actually paint for the better part of a year.

As the two men get to know each other under the watchful eye of one of the owners of the hotel, Michael Redmane (Tom Bateman), they start to piece together the disturbing picture of Freddie's marriage to beautiful writer Chloe Fleury (Andrea Deck) which harbours secrets that will reveal much more than Freddie's recent creative emaciation and clearly defined obsession with her ex-husband.

Based on August Strindberg's 1888 play, 'Creditors' is a modern re-telling of Strindberg's story of love, betrayal, revenge and psychological manipulation, which he considered to be his one true masterpiece.

At times disturbingly funny and cruelly bleak, 'Creditors' deals with the most private aspects of human relationships. From questioning our concepts of marriage and fidelity, to trying to establish the role of the modern woman in a world still trapping her within the confines of old fashioned canons, the film's story stirs, moves and sometimes even angrily rebuts our very own personal definitions of each.

"A triumphant debut"

David Salazar for Latin Post

"[Ben Cura] is one to watch out for, as is Creditors"

Stuie Greenfield for Screen Relish

“Deck exudes an explosive elegance. Cura and McKay are terrific”.

Darryl Griffiths for Movie Marker

"An intelligent thought-provoking film"

Susanne Hodder for Blazing Minds

Produced by : TOUGH DANCE

Year : 2014

Nationality : UNITED KINGDOM

Language : English

Length : 81'

Screening : DCP

Awards

  • Honorable Mention BEST NORDIC NARRATIVE FEATURE (Nordic International Film Festival)
  • Award of Excellence FEATURE FILM (indieFEST Film Awards)
  • Award of Excellence LEADING ACTOR: Christian McKay (indieFEST Film Awards)
  • Award of Excellence LEADING ACTOR: Ben Cura (indieFEST Film Awards)
  • Award of Excellence LEADING ACTRESS: Andrea Deck (indieFEST Film Awards)
  • Award of Excellence CINEMATOGRAPHY: Ben Hecking (Accolade Global Film Competition)
  • Award of Merit Special Mention EDITING: Teresa Font (Accolade Global Film Competition)
  • Award of Merit Special Mention ORIGINAL SCORE: Nina Aranda (Accolade Global Film Competition)
  • Award of Merit Special Mention SCRIPT / WRITER: Ben Cura (Accolade Global Film Competition)
  • Award of Merit Special Mention FEATURE FILM (Accolade Global Film Competition)

Festivals

  • [WORLD PREMIERE] NORDIC INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2015
  • ANCHORAGE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
  • BORREGO SPRINGS FILM FESTIVAL
  • [EUROPEAN PREMIERE] BERLIN INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
  • QUEENS WORLD FILM FESTIVAL