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50th Directors’ Fortnight May 9-19, 2018

Shane Meadows

Born in 1972, Shane Meadows attended photography courses at the Nottingham Art College and began making short films in 1994 persuading his family and friends to appear in his anarchic comedies. His touching, funny stories and knockabout social realism soon attracted the attention of critics and festival programmers. TwentyFourSeven his first feature premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 1997 where it won the Fipresci critics’ prize for Best First Feature and lots of other prestigious awards. Shane’s second feature, the critically acclaimed A Room for Romeo Brass premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and launched the acting careers of Paddy Considine and Andrew Shim.