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Butterfly Kisses

‘What you doing?’ · ‘Just watching people.’ · ‘Why?’ · ‘'Cause people are interesting.’

At the housing estate they call home, Jake, Kyle and Jarred hang around playing billiards, partying, smoking pot, watching porn, and talking about sex. They welcome anything that breaks the routine, even if it's a fight at the snooker hall – or a new neighbour such as the pretty Zara, a teenage girl who just moved into the estate with her younger sister. Standing at the window on the top floor, Jake can survey the whole housing block. Something about this place captivates him; the solitude, the isolation, the anonymity. In high contrast black and white, set to haunting organ music, the film portrays the life of a teenager whose increasing isolation takes on a sinister form under the burden of a secret he cannot tell anyone.

by
Rafael Kapelinski

Great Britain 2017

English

89 min · Black/White

recommendation: 16 years and up

With

Theo Stevenson (Jake)
Liam Whiting (Kyle)
Byron Lyons (Jarred)
Rosie Day (Zara)
Thomas Turgoose (Shrek)
Honor Kneafsey (Lilly)
Sadie Thwaites (Christina)
Charlotte Beaumont (Amy)
Elliot Cowan (Jake's Dad)
Leigh Gill (Brick)

Crew

Director
Rafael Kapelinski
Screenplay
Greer Taylor Ellison
Director of Photography
Nick Cooke
Editor
Andrew Walton
Music
Nathan Klein
Sound Design
Gernot Fuhrmann
Sound
Len Usselmann
Production Design
Fleur Whitlock
Art Director
Elizabeth El-Kadhi
Costumes
Charlotte Loudon
Make-up
Sarah Rowland
Casting
Blue Books
Assistant Director
JC Prince
Production Manager
Sophie Jackson
Producer
Merlin Merton
Executive Producers
Mike Jones, Lauro Rocha, Alexia Rocha, Ramin Sabi, Zoe Solanki, Edmund Marlowe
Co-Executive Producer
David Braithwaite, Rob Craine, Philippe Audi-Dor, Nicola Matthews, Byron McNally, Mayed Al Qasimi, Noel Paton, Adam Paton, Todd Hughes

Biography

Rafael Kapelinski

Born in Toruń, Poland in 1970, he left a job in banking to pursue a career in film, starting off as the director of the Festival Office for the Camerimage Film Festival in Poland. He subsequently attended the Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing in Warsaw, the London Film School and the National Film and Television School in the UK. His short films have won over 25 awards at international film festivals. In 2009 he was selected for a residency in Paris as part of the Cannes International Film Festival. Butterfly Kisses is his debut feature film.

Filmography

2006 Emily Cries; short film 2009 The Foundation; short film 2011 The Informer; short film 2017 Butterfly Kisses

Produced by

Blue Shadows Films
London, Great Britain
+44 78 17519186

www.blueshadowsfilms.com

World sales

m-appeal – Raspberry & Cream
Berlin, Germany
+49 30 61507505

www.m-appeal.com

Dates

  • 111334
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    Sat Feb 11 20:00
    HKW (E)
  • 130882
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    Mon Feb 13 15:30
    Cubix 8 (E)
  • 160302
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    Thu Feb 16 15:30
    Zoo Palast 1 (E)
Award Ceremony Generation 14plus

Wolfe; Butterfly Kisses

  • 171333
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    Fri Feb 17 19:30
    HKW (E)
    Followed by a screening of the award-winning films