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19–30 JUNE 2019
  • Director

    Greta Bellamacina

  • Starring

    Greta Bellamacina, Camilla Rutherford, Anna Brewster, Sadie Brown

  • Run Time

    83 mins

  • Release Year


  • Country of Origin


  • Language


  • Director of Photography: Fabio Paleari, Emily-Jane Robinson 

  • Editor: Martine Skogstad

  • Produced by: Robert Montgomery

  • Music: Dalal Bruchmann, Jeff Franzel 

  • Screenplay by: Greta Bellamacina, Sadie Brown

  • Sound Production: Tom Anderson

Director Bio

Greta Bellamacina

Greta Bellamacina is an actor, filmmaker and poet. She is the director of the shorts A San Francisco Love Story; Blake’s Wife, commissioned by Harper’s Bazaar for their online film platform in 2013; and Ezra Pound: The Last Cantos. She wrote and directed the documentary The Safe House: A Decline of Ideas. Her poetry collections include Kaleidoscope and Perishing Tame.


Hurt by Paradise

Part of the Best of British Strand


Woody Allen meets Frances Ha in this new British drama by first-time feature director, poet, actor and publisher Greta Bellamacina. Greta also stars as Celeste, a young mother trying to carve out a career as a poet in modern-day London. Meanwhile, friend and neighbour Stella (played by co-writer Sadie Brown), dreams of being an actor but spends much of her time babysitting Celeste’s son. Part ode to the city, this is a skilfully observed tale of friendship and family with a refreshingly understated sense of humour. [12A]

Hurt by Paradise is nominated for the 2019 Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film.

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Showing on 24 Jun @ 09:00


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