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Cough screens at Portobello, London

Friday 16th August 2013

Yarnmaker sci-fi film Cough will have its UK premiere at the 18th annual Portobello Film Festival in London. Dubbed by The Independent as “the biggest celebration of independent film in Europe,” Portobello is the largest and oldest film festival Cough has screened at to date. The screening is one of three for Cough in Europe alone in the space of a few weeks.

Portobello is a 3 week long celebration of cinema at several venues throughout London. All sessions are free to the public.

Cough will screen at Westbourne Studios on a Friday evening in August, along with a variety of other foreign films as part of the World Cinema event.

Health Authority officers contain a suspect in a scene from Cough

More information on the August 2013 London premiere of Cough at the Portobello Film Festival can be found at the Portobello entry on our screening tracker.

Cough stars Robert Coleby (Tracks, Terra Nova, The Marine) and Christopher Sommers (Predestination, Terra Nova, The Horseman), with Natalie Trent and Dan Eady. Written and directed by Jason Kempnich, it features moody cinematography by Graeme McMahon and evocative music by Davin Patterson.

Set a few years from today, Cough explores a dystopian future where a pandemic has forced governments worldwide to heavily curtail the movements of citizens for their own survival. In the rush to survive, civil liberties are forgotten. The film asks the question - how far is too far, and what if government wanted to keep their new power? Sometimes you have to fight to hold on to your civil liberties.

Please refer to the Cough website for all information on the film, including all upcoming screenings, access to the film’s trailer and other digital media, and contacts.

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