Keswick Film Club - Cloud Cuckoo Land

Cloud Cuckoo Land 

Director: Matt Dickinson Country: UK
Cert: 12A Year: 2004 Length: 92 mins Language: English
Cloud Cuckoo Land

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Synopsis

Derek Jacobi, Steve Varden, Boo Pearce, Jane Wall
Shot near Keswick, this film received an emotional 5-minute standing ovation at its Italian world premiere in September 2003. Sandy Kenyon (played by debutant Steve Varden) dreams of becoming a pilot - his problem is cerebral palsy and serious mobility difficulties. Facing suspicion and hostility, his determination leads him into uncharted waters (for him) of daring, love and fulfilment. On reading the script and viewing test scenes, Derek Jacobi was eager to offer his help last summer, and shooting was successful despite some of the worst weather that the Lake District could throw at the crew while filming took place.
Special Jury Award, Europacinema Film Festival 2003

Critics

open_quote Leading role ... performed with a realism and a depth which are unique in the history of cinema close_quote Francesco Maselli, Europacinema Jury President



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