Focus On Warp: Dead Man’s Shoes

Director: Shane Meadows

U.K. 2004 90 mins

In Shane Meadows’ uncompromising classic, Paddy Considine (who co- wrote the script) delivers a tour-de-force as a a tortured ex-solder who returns to the rural Midlands village of his youth to take revenge on the local thugs who used and abused his younger, mentally challenged brother. One of the defining British films of the new millennium. Plus: Dog Altogether (Paddy Considine – U.K. – 2007 – 16 mins). In Paddy Considine’s remarkable directorial debut, Joseph (Peter Mullan) is a man plagued by a violence and rage, driving him towards self destruction; as he falls further into turmoil, Joseph scours the landscape in search of a single grain of redemption. This screening will be introduced by Paddy Considine, who will participate in a Q&A afterwards.


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