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Censor
Original title:
Censor
Slovenian title:
Cenzorka
Section:
EXTRAVAGANZA
Country, year:
UK, 2021
Length:
84
Directed by:
Prano Bailey-Bond
Screenplay:
Prano Bailey-Bond, Anthony Fletcher
Cinematography:
Annika Summerson
Music:
Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch
Subtitles:
Slovenian
Language:
English
Voting code:
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Cast:
Niamh Algar (Enid Baines), Michael Smiley (Doug Smart), Nicholas Burns (Sanderson), Vincent Franklin (Fraser), Sophia La Porta (Alice Lee), Adrian Schiller (Frederick North), Clare Holman (June), Andrew Havill (George), Felicity Montagu (Valerie), Danny Lee Wynter (Perkins), Clare Perkins (Anne), Guillaume Delaunay (Beastman), Richard Glover (Gerald)
Awards:
Sundance 2021, Berlinale 2021, Seattle 2021

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Description:
A psychological horror story about a film censor who embarks on a quest that dissolves the line between fiction and reality, Censor artfully blends the brutality of 1980s horror movies with sharp social commentary.

Film censor Enid takes pride in her meticulous work, guarding unsuspecting audiences from the deleterious effects of watching the gore-filled decapitations and eye-gougings she pores over. Her sense of duty to protect is amplified by guilt over her inability to recall details of the long-ago disappearance of her sister, recently declared dead in absentia. When Enid is assigned to review a disturbing film from the archive that echoes her hazy childhood memories, she begins to unravel how this eerie work might be tied to her past.

“In the early to mid-1980s when VHS first came about there was a boom in low-budget horror being created /.../ there was an outburst of social hysteria and moral panic - people thought that these videos were going to corrupt society /.../. At the same time, you have the backdrop of Thatcher, industrial collapse, job losses. I find it really interesting - you have this rise in crime being reported, probably because there was a lot of poverty, and then there’s VHS and violence in film – the easy scapegoat for what was going on politically.” (Prano Bailey-Bond)