Closing Night Gala / World premiere

Third Star

  • Hattie Dalton /
  • UK /
  • 2010 /
  • 92 mins

Tom Burke, Benedict Cumberbatch, JJ Feild, Adam Robertson, Hugh Bonneville / Fiction / English

Four of Britain’s finest young actors team up for an unforgettable, tragi-comic buddy movie.

BAFTA-winning short filmmaker Hattie Dalton makes an auspicious feature debut with this poignant but still screamingly funny paean to making the most of life – while you still can. James (Benedict Cumberbatch) invites his three closest friends to join him on a road trip to his favourite place in the world. Like many an impulsive group holiday, however, the undertaking proves fraught with practical difficulties, surreal encounters and emotionally ravaging revelations... With a vibrant, witty and insightful script by Vaughan Sivell, and a quartet of excellent lead performances from the UK’s finest young actors, this is a moving, pertinent and unpredictable film, and a fantastic showcase of new and promising British film talent.

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  • #1 Sonja Fenske / Sunday 27 June, 2010 / 09:48 GMT

    Excellent Film. Beautiful scenery and very powerful. The main actor, Benedict Cumberbatch, performed his role realistically and emotionally. This a great way to end the festival!
  • #2 David Reid / Monday 28 June, 2010 / 15:40 GMT

    Utterly brilliant film which will live long in the memory. A superb and brave piece of programming too.

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