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Jellyfish (2018 film)

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Jellyfish
Directed byJames Gardner
Written byJames Gardner and Simon Lord
StarringLiv Hill, Sinead Matthews, Cyril Nri
CountryEngland
LanguageEnglish
Box office£35,000 (UK)

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Jellyfish is a 2018 drama film directed by James Gardner, written by James Gardner and Simon Lord, and starring Liv Hill, Sinead Matthews and Cyril Nri. The film tells the story of a young carer growing up in Margate and the hardships she faces. The film was shot entirely on location in Margate, a seaside town in Thanet in Kent, and filmed at various locations including The Lido, Arlington House and the Main Sands. [1]

The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York and then later at the Dinard Film Festival.

Awards[edit]

It won three awards at the Dinard Film Festival; The Golden Hitchcock Jury Grand Prize, Hitchcock for Best Screenplay and Special Mention Acting Prize for Liv Hill.[2] The UK Premiere took place at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in 2018.

Other awards include; Best Film, Rome International Film Festival (Alice Nella Cittá), Best Performance, Edinburgh International Film Festival (Live Hill and Sinead Matthews shared), Best Film & ‘The Marcin Award’, Ale Kino. Liv Hill also received a nomination for Young Performer of the Year by the London Critics Circle and Most Promising Newcomer at the British Independent Film Awards.[3]

Reception[edit]

Nigel Andrews of the Financial Times described Jellyfish as "funny, touching and vividly memorable", awarding the film five stars.[4] Further reviews ran in the Sun, Evening Standard, The Times, Guardian and Empire amongst others. Charlotte O'Sullivan praised Hill's authenticity in the role,[5] and Tom Beasley considered Hill's performance as 'revelatory'.[6]

The film has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 83%.[7]

As of June 2019 its UK Box Office was £35,000.

References[edit]

  1. Kent Film Office. "Kent Film Office Jellyfish (2018) Article".
  2. Prouteau, Cynthia. "2018 Awards". Dinard Film Festival. Retrieved 2019-06-09.
  3. "Nominations · BIFA · British Independent Film Awards". BIFA · British Independent Film Awards. 2018-10-29. Retrieved 2019-06-09.
  4. Andrews, Nigel (13 February 2019). "Jellyfish is funny, touching and vividly memorable". Financial Times. Retrieved 2019-10-15.
  5. O'Sullivan, Charlotte (2019-02-15). "Jellyfish is a tale of broken Britain with brilliant breakout stars". Evening Standard. Retrieved 2019-06-09.
  6. Beasley, Tom (2019-02-07). "Jellyfish and stand-up comedy in film: what happens when the laughs don't come?". inews.co.uk. Retrieved 2019-06-09.
  7. Jellyfish (2018), retrieved 2019-06-09

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