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Synopsis

Boldly combining the power of dance and cinema, 'Mari' tells the life-affirming story of professional dancer and choreographer Charlotte (Bobbi Jene Smith), as she prepares for a new show. Uniquely using the poetic expression of dance to drive the narrative, Charlotte’s world is turned upside down when she discovers she is pregnant and also that her grandmother Mari is coming to the end of life, forcing her to confront her past to choose the future she wants.
As the weekend with her family progresses, Charlotte's own mortality sinks in, truths about the women in her life surface, and Charlotte's identity unravels. Lost, she is driven to find new meaning in places she'd previously avoided or dismissed, leaving her changed forever. With original choreography, 'Mari' follows Charlotte on a personal journey that goes from her grandmother’s deathbed to the prospect of motherhood.
Official Selection BFI London Film Festival 2018 - Create Strand - World premiere

Details

Year
2018
Type of film
Features
Running Time
95 mins
Director
Georgia Parris 1st Feature
Producer
Emma Duffy
Executive Producer
Sam Cryer, Ian Davies, Rebecca Long, Lesley Kirkland, Maxine Doyle
Editor
Napoleon Stratogiannakis
Screenwriter
Georgia Parris
Director of Photography
Adam Scarth
Principal Cast
Bobbi Jene Smith, Phoebe Nicholls, Madeleine Worrall, Peter Singh
Choreographer
Maxine Doyle

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Last updated 6th November 2018

Production Company

A Small Town Film production with the support of BBC Films, BFI Film Fund, Creative Skillset and Film London via the Microwave scheme in association with Intermission and Boudica Films

Small Town Films
338 Mare Street
London
E8 1HA
emma.l.duffy@gmail.com

Georgia Parris
http://www.georgiaparris.com