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The Filmmaker's House (18+)

United Kingdom, 2020, colour, 75 min.
Director: Marc Isaacs
When the Filmmaker is told his next film must be about crime, sex or celebrity to get funded, he decides to take matters into his own hands and begins shooting a film in his home with people connected to his own life. The first characters we meet are two English builders who Isaacs has employed to replace his garden fence and temporarily remove the barrier between him and his Pakistani neighbour. This introduces the film’s central theme of hospitality – a theme that finds its ultimate expression when a homeless Slovakian man charms the Filmmaker’s Colombian cleaner to let him into the house and tests everyone's ideas of the expectations and boundaries between host and guests. Blending documentary with fiction and a wry humour with emotional intensity, Isaacs unfolds a story which – in its’ final act – asks pertinent questions about the nature of filmmaking itself.

Marc Isaacs

Marc Isaacs

has made over twenty films for the BBC, Channel 4, international film festivals and cinema. He has won BAFTA’s, Royal Television Society and Grierson awards. Isaacs’ has had retrospectives in France, Israel and the UK and Second Run recently released a box set of his complete film works.

FILMOGRAPHY

Someday my prince will come, 2005; Philip and his Seven Wives, 2006; All White in Barking, 2008; Men of the City, 2009; The Road: A Story of Life and Death, 2013; The Man Who Sleep In Truck, 2016; The Filmmaker's House, 2020.
United Kingdom, 2020, colour, 75 min.
Director: Marc Isaacs
When the Filmmaker is told his next film must be about crime, sex or celebrity to get funded, he decides to take matters into his own hands and begins shooting a film in his home with people connected to his own life. The first characters we meet are two English builders who Isaacs has employed to replace his garden fence and temporarily remove the barrier between him and his Pakistani neighbour. This introduces the film’s central theme of hospitality – a theme that finds its ultimate expression when a homeless Slovakian man charms the Filmmaker’s Colombian cleaner to let him into the house and tests everyone's ideas of the expectations and boundaries between host and guests. Blending documentary with fiction and a wry humour with emotional intensity, Isaacs unfolds a story which – in its’ final act – asks pertinent questions about the nature of filmmaking itself.