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Red Herring

Red Herring

Kit Vincent
United Kingdom
2023
94 min
Dutch Premiere
Best of Fests
Synopsis

At the beginning of Red Herring, Kit Vincent reads out a possible presentation to his girlfriend: “My film is about me and my dad Lawrence, as we learn to come to terms with my terminal brain tumor diagnosis.” This makes them laugh a little, because it sounds like a school exercise. Yet this first feature-length film by Vincent is far from that.

This rich and sensitive project was made with great candor and careful photography. Despite the tragedy, Vincent maintains a sense of humor—he doesn’t want to make a sad film. As well as his father Lawrence, his mother Julie and girlfriend Isobel also inevitably appear. This remarkably honest study thus develops, looking beyond the sometimes intense reactions to Vincent’s brain tumor. Are they growing closer?

It’s hard for Lawrence to think about the end, but he shows an unexpected interest in the philosophy of Judaism and has another very different surprise in store. Julie also has something important to tell her son. Childhood images broaden the perspective, and the role of film making itself comes into discussion.

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Credits
94 min
color
DCP
Spoken languages: English
Director
    Kit Vincent
    Kit Vincent
Production
    Ed Owles for Postcode Films Ltd
    Ed Owles for Postcode Films Ltd
Executive producer
    Rachel Wexler for Bungalow Town Productions,
    Jez Lewis for Bungalow Town Productions,
    Hannah Bush Bailey for BFI Doc Society,
    Alex Lieberman for Bright West Entertainment,
    Gary Lieberman for Bright West Entertainment
    Rachel Wexler for Bungalow Town Productions,
    Jez Lewis for Bungalow Town Productions,
    Hannah Bush Bailey for BFI Doc Society,
    Alex Lieberman for Bright West Entertainment,
    Gary Lieberman for Bright West Entertainment
Co-production
    Dea Gjinovci
    Dea Gjinovci
Cinematography
    Kit Vincent,
    Rik Burnell
    Kit Vincent,
    Rik Burnell
Editing
    Hattie Brooks-Ward,
    David Higgs
    Hattie Brooks-Ward,
    David Higgs
Sound Design
    Rick Blything
    Rick Blything
Music
    Xav Clarke
    Xav Clarke
Involved TV Channel
    France Televisions
    France Televisions
World Sales
    Cinephil
    Cinephil
Screening copy
    Cinephil
    Cinephil
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