Film still from <em>Kingdom of Us</em>

Film still from Kingdom of Us

Kingdom of Us

British Council John Grierson Documentary Series
  • Sun 22 Mar 2020
  • 4—6PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • Rated exempt
  • Free entry
  • All welcome
  • Free entry tickets will be re-allocated to waiting customers five minutes after screening start time
  • Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked

A father's suicide sends a family of eight on a journey through childhood memories and treacherous emotional waters in this poignant documentary.

How does a family deal with memories of a traumatic event? It's a question sensitively examined in this moving documentary. In her quietly watchful debut, Lucy Cohen impresses with a delicate, powerfully effective exploration of grief, identity and family bonds. For over three years, Cohen filmed a mother and her seven children - whose father's suicide left them financially ruined. Incorporating family archive footage and capturing the surrounding West Midlands landscape, Kingdom of Us records the siblings' emotional recovery, piecing together their broken past and contemplating fears and aspirations for their future. Cohen's film highlights youthful power and resilience, as the family travel the rocky road towards hope.

UK, 2017, 109 min., Dir. Lucy Cohen

After the film, stay for a conversation led by Moira Crispe of the Taranaki Retreat, a suicide prevention iniative providing a 'Space to Breathe' for individuals going through touch times.

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Film poster from <em>Kingdom of Us</em>

Film poster from Kingdom of Us

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