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Flying Blind

Genre:
Thriller/Love Story
Logline:
A Passionate Post 9/11 love story: An older woman with a young Muslim man, in a world where security is paramount and nothing is quite what it seems.

Development

Production

Completed

Frankie works for a major aerospace manufacturer, designing surveillance drones for the military. She’s at the top of her game and in total control of her life. Then, she meets Kahil, a French-Algerian student, much younger than her. They embark on a passionate affair and for the first time in her life Frankie, utterly, thrillingly, loses control. 

A PASSIONATE POST 9/11 LOVE STORY DRIVEN BY CULTURAL, RACIAL AND SEXUAL TABOOS

One morning, when she arrives for work, she’s detained by security and told that Kahil may not be quite what he seems. She finds that she has unwittingly crossed a line of safety into a nightmare world of suspicion and accusation. Realising how little she knows of this man, Frankie determines to find out the truth, only to discover to her cost that betrayal always comes from those closest to us. 

The top-line cast of multinational talent includes Helen McCrory (Hugo), Najib Oudghiri (Rendition) and Kenneth Cranham (Hot Fuzz).

The film headed by young Polish director Kasia Klimkiewicz, whose short film, Hanoi Warsaw, won the 2010 European Film Award for Best Short. It is produced by Alison Sterling, who co-produced the 2010 BAFTA nominated short film Turning, and is written by Naomi Wallace (Lawn Dogs), Bruce McLeod (The War Boy), and Caroline Harrington.

Flying Blind had its world premier at Edinburgh International Film Festival 2012, screening in the prestigious Michael Powell Awards competition. Other festivals screenings include: Palm Springs, Bath, Cambridge, Koszalin, Camerimage, Cottbus, New Horizons, Gdynia, Cineast, Polish Film Festival of America, Mostly British San Francisco.  

Awards:  Best Film at Bath Film Festival 2012; Best Film, Best Director and Critics Award at Koszalin Debut Film Festival.

Flying Blind is out on DVD now.  See trailer, clips, photos, interview with the director at: www.flyingblindfilm.co.uk

Screen Daily subscribers can read an exciting EIFF review on Flying Blind here.

South West Screen and BBC Films present in association with Matador Pictures, Cinema Six, Regent Capital and the City of Bristol. An Ignition Films/iFeatures Production.

Sales: Content Film, a division of Content Media Corporation PLC.

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