Director: Guy Nattiv Country: USA Genre: Drama Runtime: 20 m Block J Screening: Close Up Cinema 23.08 Time: 1.30-2.50pm
A small supermarket in a blue collar town, a black man smiles at a 10 year old white boy across the checkout aisle. This innocuous moment sends two gangs into a ruthless war that ends with a shocking backlash. Stars Jonathan Tucker. The film contains scenes of violence. Academy Award Winner for Best Live Action Short (2019)
Guy Nattiv is an acclaimed filmmaker from Israel. His first American feature film, entitled SKIN, stars Jamie Bell and Vera Farmiga and premiered at the 2018 Toronto Film Festival where it won the Fipresci Critic’s Prize. It will make its European premiere in 2019 at The Berlin International Film Festival, and was acquired by A24 for distribution in late 2019. The feature is derived from Nattiv’s acclaimed short film, also entitled SKIN, which won best short at Hollyshorts and the San Jose Film Festival, and won Best Live Action Short at the Academy Awards in 2019.