Director Yann Demange presents his critically acclaimed film ’71 at a Brits to Watch screening in New York.
On Wednesday 27 August Londoner Yann Demange presented his film '71 at a Brits to Watch screening New York. Demange has been BAFTA-nominated for multiple British Academy Television and Television Craft Awards but '71 is his first foray into the world of film. It was premiered at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival and will travel to several prestigious festivals this autumn.
’71 takes place over a single night in the life of a young British soldier (Jack O’Connell) accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the streets of Belfast in 1971. Unable to tell friend from foe, and increasingly wary of his own comrades, he must survive the night alone and find his way to safety through a disorientating, alien and deadly landscape. Roadside Attractions will release ’71 in the US in early 2015.
The screening, which took place at Soho House New York, was attended by members of BAFTA New York and film industry professionals including Wieland Speck, Head of Panorama at the Berlin International Film Festival where Yann's film had its world premiere. The event was opened and introduced by Luke Parker Bowles , Vice Chairman BAFTA New York.