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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Sid And Nancy

Fortnight 1986, Feature film, 1h50

Synopsis

In the late 70s’, When I was living in Los Angeles, there was a strange double murder/suicide in New York. Sid Vicious, a pop singer, wa arrested for the murder of his fiancee, Nancy Spungen. He committed suicide before he could be brought to trial. They were both junkies and their lives were pretty bleak. But why take things to such extremes? I don’t know. Never mind the bollocks. Watch the film. Alex Cox

Director

Alex Cox

Born in Great Britain, he studied Law in Oxford and film production in Bristol. He went to Los Angeles to study in UCLA. He directed a short film in 1980 and wrote various screenplays. In 1983, he made his first feature film which was successful in the USA and was shown in many international festivals.

Chloe Webb
Gary Oldman

Screenplay
Alex Cox, Abbe Wool

Image
Roger Deakins

Sound
Peter Glossop

Editing
David Martin

Music
The Pogues and Pray for Rain

Production : Zenith Production, Londres, Grande-Bretagne Vente à l’étranger : Goldcrest Film & Television Ltd, Londres, Grande-Bretagne