Temps Mort (Time Out) - part of the Cheltenham International Film Festival
Cheltenham International Film Festival

Temps Mort (Time Out) - part of the Cheltenham International Film Festival

This screening forms part of Cheltenham International Film Festival, which marks its 5th anniversary in 2023. The festival will screen new films from around the world, plus film classics and is adding television, and new live events to its programme, along with guest celebrities.

Three prisoners go back to their communities on 48 hours leave in this moving and thought provoking drama 

Three long term inmates are coming to the end of their prison sentences.  As part of their parole, they are each given a 48 hour pass to go back to their communities.  All are advised to spend it with family.  Wise words, but what if the families are not happy to see you after all this time?  Or the lure of the criminal world is too seductive?

Former documentary film maker Eve Duchemin moves to features with this moving and thought-provoking drama. Her unique visual style brings an air of realism to her subject matter, retaining a verité feel but remaining warmly cinematic thanks to richly textured cinematography and snappy editing – a drink and drug fuelled nightclub scene being a highlight. 

Justice Secretary Alex Chalk with discuss the film and with director Eve Duchemin

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