This is Not a Love Song

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Guide Certification [12]

Directed by Bille Eltringham,
Produced by Mark Blaney Written by Simon Beaufoy.

Spike and Heaton are the unlikeliest pair. Taciturn, competent, unreadable, Heaton is someone we are instinctively afraid of. In contrast, his sidekick Spike is manic, child-like, unstoppable: someone we are instinctively afraid for. But when Spike commits a terrible crime, Heaton stands by him. There begins a chase across a vast Northern landscape of moors, rivers and dark woods, the increasingly exhausted fugitives being hunted not by the police but by a posse of farmers intent on revenge. No ordinary chase film, This is Not a Love Song is a love story trapped inside the body of a thriller.

Cast: Kenny Glenaan, Michael Colgan, David Bradley, John Henshaw

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A Footprint Films Production in association with Strange Dog for UK Film Council
88 minutes, Thriller, Dolby Stereo
© Footprint Films/Strange Dog 2002

UK Film Council and Longfellow Productions present a Footprint Films production
in association with Strange Dog THIS IS NOT A LOVE SONG Michael Colgan, Kenny Glenaan, David Bradley
Director of photography Robbie Ryan; Editor Ewa J Lind; Music Adrian Johnston; Production Designer Jon Henson
Casting Victoria Beattie; Production Manager Helen Walker; Executive Producers Kate Ogborn, Simon Beaufoy, Paul Trijbits Writer Simon Beaufoy; Producer Mark Blaney; Director Bille Eltringham


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Torino International Festival of Young Cinema 2002
Won: CinemAvenire Award, Bille Eltringham

AFI Fest 2002
Nominated, Grand Jury Prize, Bille Eltringham

Chicago International Film Festival 2002
Nominated, Gold Hugo, New Director's Competition, Bille Eltringham

Dinard British Film Festival 2002
Nominated, Golden Hitchcock, Bille Eltringham

Molodist International Film Festival 2002
Nominated, Best Film Award, Bille Eltringham

Rotterdam International Film Festival 2002
Nominated, Tiger Award, Bille Eltringham

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