Delight, a film about passion and pain, is calling into Exeter head of the movie’s London dates.
Delight has already picked up a nominated for Best Film at the Moscow International Film Festival 2013, and is currently on the rounds of UK arts cinemas.
Delight is the second in writer/director Gareth Jones‘ D-trilogy, which explore the connections between creativity and libido. And it is partly inspired by the experience of his war correspondent father Ivor Jones, who retired to the village where the production was based, but for whom inner peace was always elusive.
Starring Jeanne Balibar (Va Savoir, The Duchess of Langeais, Ne Change Rien, At Ellen’s Age) in her first leading role in a British film, Tim Dutton (The Rendezvous, The Bourne Identity, Tom and Viv) and introducing Gavin Fowler (RSC/RADA/Commendation, Ian Charleson Awards 2014), Delight tells the story of a female war photographer who comes to terms with her buried trauma through a relationship with the son of a former lover and comrade-in-arms.
The film looks at the human cost of war reportage and the interplay between landscape, memory and truth-telling.
Director Gareth said: ‘Delight is a war film without violence, about scars hardening on the inside. The journalist as hero -or antihero -is a trope of our times; I wanted to push that theme, to see how cinema could address the price of bearing witness, particularly for an audience steeped in visual consumption, for whom suffering can easily become unconscious entertainment.’
Delight is at the Exeter Phoenix on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 7.30pm.