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The Host

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Synopsis

While investigating her late parents’ involvement with the Anglo Iranian Oil Company (BP), the filmmaker comes across the letters of a petroleum geologist in Iran in the 1930s who was later to embark on a search for the origins of civilisation. 'The Host' sets out on its own exploration, to decipher signs from the fragmented images buried in the BP (British Petroleum) Archive. This journey through the past interweaves a number of stories drawn from both personal memory and the records of an imperial history, which builds a picture of a 20th-century colonial encounter. 'The Host' is a personal essay film about the stories we tell about ourselves and others, the facts and fictions we live by, and their consequences. (LFF brochure)
BFI London Film Festival 2015 - World premiere

Details

Year
2015
Type of film
Features
Running Time
60 mins
Format
HD
Director
Miranda Pennell
Producer
Miranda Pennell
Editor
John Smith
Screenwriter
Miranda Pennell
Sound
Miranda Pennell, John Smith
Music
L V Beethoven, Edmund Rubbra, Majid Vafadar
Archive
Archive materials sourced from the BP Archive

Production Company

Miranda Pennell
64 Richmond Road
London
E8 3HN
contact@mirandapennell.com

Sales
Company

LUX Film and Video
Shacklewell Studios
18 Shacklewell Lane
London
E8 2EZ
+44 (0)20 7503 3980
distribution@lux.org.uk
http://www.lux.org.uk