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Brakes Rated 15


Dir. Mercedes Grower. UK, 2016. 1h 29m. Starring Julian Barrett, Noel Fielding, Julia Davis, Steve Oram, Paul McGann, Kerry Fox, Roland Gift.

A dark and unconventional anti rom-com by British writer/director Mercedes Grower. Split into two halves, the film follows the stories of nine couples, plunging straight into the brutal and absurd endings of their relationships, before travelling back to the moments when the spark of love between them first emerged.

The film will be followed by a Q&A with director Mercedes Grower.

‘Full of wry observations on the way Londoners connect (and disconnect), Brakes could be the perfect final date movie.’ Philip De Semlyen, Time Out

‘By turns utterly charming and inherently shambolic, this no-budget feature-directing debut from the actress Mercedes Grower is an ambitious trawl through London love lives, with a bonus structural gimmick.’ Kevin Maher, The Times