Censor

Director: Prano Bailey-Bond Run Time: 84 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2021

Starring: Michael Smiley, Niamh Algar, Nicholas Burns, Vincent Franklin

Country: United Kingdom
Language: English

About the film:

Official Selection of the 2021 Sundance Film Festival with a European premiere at Berlin in June 2021.

Film censor Enid takes pride in her meticulous work, guarding unsuspecting audiences from the deleterious effects of watching gore-filled decapitations and eye-gougings. Her sense of duty to protect is amplified by guilt over her inability to recall details of the long-ago disappearance of her sister, recently declared dead in absentia.

When Enid is assigned to review a disturbing film from the archive that echoes her hazy childhood memories, she begins to unravel how this eerie work might be tied to her past.

About the filmmaker:

Welsh director and screenwriter Prano Bailey-Bond’s work memorably invokes dark, imaginative worlds to show how beauty resides in strange places. She was named a Star of Tomorrow by Screen International and a Director to Watch by Variety at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Bailey-Bond has won a number of international awards for her short films, including the horror Shortcut which was broadcast on British television and screened at the Sitges Film Festival, and the stylish Nasty which screened at over 100 festivals around the world. She has also won awards for other work, including top music video prizes at London Short Film Festival and European Independent Film Festival for her direction of House’s Cool Fun.

Inspired by Britain’s “video nasty” phenomenon, Bailey-Bond’s feature debut Censor explores the effects of damage inflicted on the brain.

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