”Rainy Day Films: A warm company for cold times.” - Isabel Coixet
ANOTHER ME is a psychological thriller about a teenage girl Fay, whose once seemingly perfect life slowly begins to unravel. Her friends mention conversations she doesn’t recall having with them, or say they’ve seen her when she knows it’s not possible. At first she wonders if she is going mad, but in a chilling twist Fay begins to sense, and then starts to believe, that she is being pursued by a mysterious “double” who is out not just to steal her identity, but her life.
“I think most directors are driven by obsessions, in my case these are isolation, loneliness, fear of others, the gap between reality and desire, shyness and silence to get in touch with oneself. Another Me offers a new variant on the theme of the “double” and a close-up of the adolescent world. Fay, our protagonist, is a modern heroine: determined, intelligent and independent, struggling with a fear of the unknown. At this crucial point in her life, two worlds are joined together: hazy and uncertain adulthood and the challenge presented by her “double”, steadily invading her life. I intended to create suspense by using everyday element in Fay’s life: lifts, corridors, fog, silences, photographs. The atmosphere draws on film noir and gothic influences to convey ambiguity and the weight of unsaid things. Another Me is the culmination of my long-standing desire to disturb, move, stimulate, thrill, intrigue and perplex viewers”. - Isabel Coixet, Director
Director: Isabel Coixet (My Life Without Me, The Secret Life of Words, Elegy, Map of the Sounds of Tokyo).
Cast: Sophie Turner, Rhys Ifans, Claire Forlani, Gregg Sulkin, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Geraldine Chaplin.
Based on the novel by Cathy MacPhail, published by Bloomsbury.
“a sparkling gem of a film.” The Mirror
Two women set out on a quest, one traveling through the Welsh springtime seeks to unlock the secrets of her past before dying; the other, transplanted to Argentina in autumn, hopes to discover her future as a wife and mother.
”We took a journey across Patagonia in 2005 in search of something; an historical epic I suppose, some histories that might make a film. The landscape inspired us, especially in contrast to Wales, and the people we met along the way gave us clues. A lady called Marta, who was losing her sight, told us “today I was in Wales” and this started us thinking… We came home with the idea of telling two stories, in two countries and two languages, and making a smaller, contemporary road movie, which would explore these themes and hopefully retain a sense of the epic. Still, it was pretty ambitious… That was the beginning of another journey, which was the making of the film. It was a unique and unforgettable experience and a template for a way of working that I think typifies what Rainy Day are all about. Big dreams and aspirations combined with a very down to earth approach… and a complete devotion to the cause. A labour of love.” - Marc Evans, Director
Screenwriter: Laurence Coriat and Marc Evans
Director: Marc Evans
Cast: Matthew Rhys, Marta Lubos, Nahuel Perez Biscayart, Nia Roberts, Matthew Gravelle, Rhys Parry Jones and introducing Duffy.
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“a soulful, beautiful road movie” Little White Lies
“a road movie that gently pulls you by the collar – and finally tugs at your heart-strings – until you submit, hook, line and sinker, into its very singular, uplifting journey” Western Mail
“a collector’s item” The Independent
The Edge of Love Soundtrack by Angelo Badalamenti, recorded with Universal and released June 2008. Available to purchase on Amazon:
THE EDGE OF LOVE
”ravishing” Sunday Express
The Edge of Love is the exhilarating and heart-wrenching story of the friendship and rivalry of two feisty, free-spirited women, both of them in love with the charismatic but self-absorbed poet, Dylan Thomas.
“The story follows the turbulent relationship of four young characters in search of love during World War Two. In fact, it turned out two of the four were my own grandparents and the tale woven in the film contains a great deal of family lore." - Rebekah Gilbertson
Director: John Maybury
Screenwriter: Sharman Macdonald
Cast: Keira Knightley, Sienna Miller, Cillian Murphy, Matthew Rhys
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“a fascinating story” The Observer
“the sort of British film that doesn’t come along every week” Mail on Sunday
“darkly seductive and entertaining” Daily Telegraph
The book ’The Love Letters of Dylan Thomas’ was published alongside the film The Edge of Love. Also available to purchase on Amazon:
The Love Letters of Dylan Thomas – Amazon.com