The Road Dance (2023)
Director: Richie Adams Run Time: 117 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2022
Starring: Ali Fumiko Whitney, Hermione Corfield, Mark Gatiss, Morven Christie, Will Fletcher
Country: United Kingdom
About the film:
Winner of Audience Awards at the 2021 Edinburgh Film Festival and 2023 Sedona Film Festival and the Jury Prize for Best Feature at the 2022 Manchester Film Festival.
In a small, remote village in the Outer Scottish Hebrides, Kirsty (Hermione Corfield) yearns for adventure and another life across the ocean. Though she finds comfort in time spent with her mother and younger sister, she sees hope and a future with Murdo (Will Fletcher), an intelligent, curious poet. The two fall in love as World War I looms, and Murdo is soon conscripted to join the other men of the village to fight. As a gesture of farewell, the village hosts a road dance, a celebration attended by every resident, but this sense of community is soon shattered by an unspeakable incident that changes Kirsty’s life forever.
Sensitively adapted from John MacKay’s 2002 novel, this sweeping tale of adversity and resilience captures the attitudes of the time while offering a moving melodrama for audiences of any time period.
About the filmmaker:
Richie Adams is an award-winning filmmaker/title designer (Babel, CREED, Ad Astra) who cut his teeth under the mentorship of iconic title designer, Richard Greenberg (Alien, Superman, The Matrix), and has since worked with many of the giants in the motion picture industry including Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu, James Gray, Doug Liman, and newcomer Ryan Coogler.
As writer/director, his 2016 feature Of Mind and Music (Joaquim De Almeida and Academy Award-Nominated Ruth Negga) was released to critical acclaim, winning many juried/audience awards, including best director. Adams was also the co- writer, director, and producer of the 2018 award-winning, critically-acclaimed short film American, starring George Takei and Leonardo Nam.See our upcoming films