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A Way Of Life

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Synopsis

A Way of Life is a moving story of life's unfulfilled potential - an aesthetically and emotionally beautiful film which permits us to connect with the lives of children struggling to survive and to cling on to their dreams of a happy future. 

With a magical, lyrical quality, juxtaposed with the harsh realities of life, poverty and growing up, the film tells the story of a teenage mother, struggling to bring up her small daughter, and her role in a devastating crime. 

Set in a small community in South Wales, this dark but moving tale looks at the area that exists between black and white, good and evil, child and adult. It is the harshest of rites of passage stories, yet within it lies a most poignant story of teenage love and friendship. 

Ultimately, it is a story of survival that becomes a story of murder - a story that will draw you in slowly, until you find yourself in a world of love, tenderness and hurt - a world which will challenge the way you look at life.
 

Details

Year
2004
Type of film
Features
Running Time
91 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Amma Asante 1st Feature
Producer
UK Film Council New Cinema Fund, Arts Council of Wales, HTV
Co-Producer
UK Film Council New Cinema Fund, Arts Council of Wales, HTV
Editor
Clare Douglas
Screenwriter
Amma Asante
Director of Photography
Ian Wilson
Sound
Ian Richardson
Music
David Gray
Principal Cast
Stephanie James, Oliver Haden, Nathan Jones, Gary Sheppeard, Dean Wong, Sara Gregory, Brenda Blethyn

Production Company

AWOL Films
Cameron House
51 Waldemar Avenue
London SW6 5LN
UK

T/F+44 (0)20 7371 8431

charlie@tantrumfilms.co.uk
http://www.awayoflifemovie.com

Sales
Company

Portman Film
21-25 St. Anne's Court
London W1F 0BJ
UK

T+44 (0)20 7494 8024
F+44 (0)20 7494 8046

sales@portmanfilm.com
http://www.portmanfilm.com