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Last Night in Soho

Out of Competition

Director:
Edgar Wright
Production:
Complete Fiction (Nira Park, Edgar Wright), Working Title Films
Running Time:
118’
Language:
English
Country:
UK
Main Cast:
Anya Taylor-Joy, Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie, Matt Smith, Terence Stamp, Diana Rigg, Rita Tushingham, Michael Ajao, Synnøve Karlsen
Screenplay:
Edgar Wright, Krysty Wilson-Cairns
Cinematographer:
Chung Chung-hoo
Editor:
Paul Machliss
Costume Designer:
Odile Dicks-Mireaux
Music:
Stephen Price
Sound:
Stephen Price
Visual Effects:
Stephen Hutchinson

Synopsis

In this psychological thriller, Eloise, an aspiring fashion designer, is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s where she encounters a dazzling wannabe singer, Sandie. But the glamour is not all it appears to be and the dreams of the past start to crack and splinter into something far darker.

Director’s Statement

If you could go back in time, would you? The longing to make Last Night in Soho stems from my own desire to make a film about an area of Central London that has become my adopted home for the past twenty-five years. I have haunted it for most of my adult life; be it working, socialising, and even living in this part of the metropolis, all the while soaking up the centuries of history it is imbued with. My film is a love letter in some ways. Not just to this part of the world, but to the legendary decade, the 1960s, in which London’s Soho district was the centre of the universe. But there’s also an eternal tug of war within me, where the yearning to travel back and luxuriate in the glamour of the 1960s is tempered with the nagging fear of the darkness lurking just behind the rose tinted spectacles. Nostalgia can be dangerous; if you spend too long looking back, you could miss the danger right in front of you. Last Night in Soho is a cautionary tale for dreamers like myself who want to turn back the clock to a time, paradoxically, they themselves never lived in. The question should really be, if you could do go back in time, should you?

Production/Distribution

PRODUCTION 1: Nira Parks, Edgar Wright – Complete Fiction
130 Shaftesbury Avenue
W1D 5EU – London, United Kingdom

PRODUCTION 2: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner – Working Title
26 Aybrook Street
W1U 4AN – London, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 2073073000

ITALIAN DISTRIBUTION: Albert Xavier – Universal Pictures International Italy
Via Po 12
00198 – Roma, Italy
Tel. +39 0685269230
ufficiostampa@nbcuni.com

PRESS OFFICE: Matilde Ella Nuvola Marinai – Universal Pictures International Italy
Via Po 12
00198 – Roma, Italy
Tel. +39 0685269235
ufficiostampa@nbcuni.com


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