GRADUATE SUCCESS: 'The Swing of It' a short film by LFA Filmmaking Certificate graduates to screen at this year's BFI Film Festival.
16 September 2016

The Swing of It teaser from Louise Palmkvist on Vimeo.

A new British short film that takes a humorous look at sex among the over-sixties is to world premiere at the BFI London Film Festival in October.

The screenplay was produced by Filmmaking Certificate Student, Kristina Göncü and written by LFA Screenwriting Diploma graduate, Violet Myers, who wanted to write a coming of age piece that wasn’t about teenagers. It was discovered by the filmmakers when they heard a public reading of Violet's script.

'The Swing of It', stars well-known British actors Phil Davis, (Poldark, Sherlock), Di Botcher (Under Milk Wood, Downton Abbey), James Wilby (Titanic, Death in Paradise) and Golden Globe winner Amanda Donohoe (LA Law, Emmerdale).

The film is directed by award-winning director Douglas Ray, whose previous work includes 2016 IFTA-nominated Swansong.

In turns both poignant and laugh-out-loud funny, the film gives an unexpectedly frank look at the British suburban swinging scene and follows two very different couples living in the same quiet town, both dealing with the prospect of retirement and old age. Ray (Davis) and Moira (Botcher) have been married for over thirty years and their sex life is non-existent. After an argument, they find themselves nervously attending their first swingers party.

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