Keswick Film Festival

Cloud Cuckoo Land

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

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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

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







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