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GUERNSEY LILY INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 1999
- PROGRAMME C

1. THE BINOCULARS
Richard Lewendon (Glos)
Sam (Joshua Bates), an 11-year-old whose father has long gone, is out in the country one day, and meets Winston (Berny Poulton), who is 'living rough'. They discover a shared interest in bird-watching ... A pleasant mood is generated by an intelligent script and good performances.
Guernsey Lily Highly Commended. 1999

Story
10.mins


2. SISYPHOS
Jon Gisle and Sergej M. Eisenstein
This is a humorous 'take' on the Greek myth of the King of Corinth who was punished in Hades by forever having to roll a block of marble uphill, only for it to roll down again, combined with the famous 'Odessa Steps' sequence from the classic Battleship Potemkin.
Guernsey Lily Highly Commended. 1999

Humour
b&w
2.mins


3. FOR THE SAKE OF EXAMPLE
Dave Windle
A dramatised version of the well-known incident from World War 1, to a poem read as a voice-over. Excellent reconstruction of the period trenches and the overall settings.
Guernsey Lily Highly Commended. 1999

Story
b&w
7.mins


4. JUST ONE OF THOSE DAYS
Southport Cine and Video Society (Lancs)
A young man (Viv Hewitson) has an important job interview, but has a very bad dream the night before ... Directed by Jason Smaridge and Mike Waring.
Guernsey Lily Highly Commended. 1999

Story
11.mins


5. POSTCARDS FROM ORISSA
Jean-Jacques Quenouille (France)
Orissa is in India, and the title says it all! The end caption reads: 'Thanks to the agreeable inhabitants of Orissa ... thanks to the people of the tribes and, above all, thanks to Mitra, our guide!'.
Guernsey Lily Highly Commended. 1999

Documentary
9.mins


6. THE LADY FROM L.A.
Brian Saberton/Dalziel Cine & Video
Veronica (Anne Young), the lady of the title, is looking for her husband, Louis (Willie Morrison), who has run off to Scotland with Celine (June Copeland). She goes to Harry Mason (Andy Smith), Private Detective ... A send-up of the famous Philip Marlowe stories.
Guernsey Lily Highly Commended 1999

Story
b&w
14.mins


7. PERFECT MURDER
Ken Wilson/Phase 4 Films (West Yorks)
Paul (Phillip Crann) and his girlfriend Jackie (Narelle Summer) plan to kill his wife Claire (Miranda Foxton) but there are complications ...
Guernsey Lily Highly Commended 1999

Story
17.mins


8. CHOIR PRACTICE
Bristol Film & Video Society
Dominic (Peter Stock) insists on continuing with the choir even though the congregation do out-number the three of them! One evening, Reg (John Stevens), who is somewhat the worse for drink after a party, comes across the village church where the 'choir' is practising ... Written and directed by Malcolm Stephens.
Guernsey Lily Highly Commended. 1999

Story
11.mins


9. ROSE
Ron Prosser (West Sussex) Sophie (Juliet McCrimmon) visits her grandmother, Rose (Pat Smith), now living in an old people's home in the country, but apparently unable to communicate. Sophie is soon to be married, so hopes that her grandmother might be able to be there. Sophie's mother has given her a memento from Rose's past ... This is a nicely written, gentle, somewhat moving, story, with good performances by 'Sophie' and 'Rose'.
Guernsey Lily Highly Commended 1999; IAC Gold Seal 2000; UNICA Bronze Medal 2000

Story
8.mins


10. CHORIN A CHANCE
Carla Ortu/Bournemouth University
Peter (Simon Meredith) is a local DJ also involved in the drug scene, but wants to get out. He applies for and gains entrance to a London music college. But things are never that simple ... Based on a true story.
BAD LANGUAGE
Guernsey Lily Highly Commended. 1999

Story
11.mins


11. THE ART OF SPANKING
David Cogan/The English Speakers, Mainz (Germany)
Zany farce about what happens when inefficient 'helper' Heiner (Sascha Walter) is left in charge of a bookshop, with only a regular customer, Willie (Terry Matz) to assist. When another customer, Helena (Christina Costa), arrives and goes to the 'Adults Only' section, the troubles really begin! ...
Guernsey Lily Highly Commended.

Donated by the competition organisers.

Humour
14.mins


BECAUSE OF THE VARIETY OF ORIGINS, SOUND LEVELS VARY

Total running time 120 mins.

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