Announced yesterday as part of the Best of British line-up, Jamie Adams’ Black Mountain Poets will be getting its world premiere next month at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.
The comedy drama, shot in just five days in Wales, marks the conclusion of Adams’ Modern Romance Trilogy, which began with Benny & Jolene and continued with A Wonderful Christmas Time.
Adams has an impressive ability of putting together a great cast. Benny & Jolene was led by Craig Roberts and Charlotte Ritchie. A Wonderful Christmas Time was led by Laura Haddock and Dylan Edwards.
Black Mountain Poets will be led by Alice Lowe (Sightseers) and Dolly Wells (Doll & Em). And sharing the screen with them will be Laura Patch, Richard Elis, Rosa Robson, and Tom Cullen.
Adams is directing the largely improvised film, and also produces alongside his Jolene Films partner Jon Rennie.
Adams’ film is competing for the Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature up in Edinburgh. Past winners include Duncan Jones’ Moon, Anton Corbijn’s Control, Gavin Hood’s Tsotsi, and most recently Joanna Coates’ Hide and Seek.
Black Mountain Poets will premiere at EIFF on 22nd
Claire and Lisa Walker are neurotic sisters on the run who assume the identities of internationally renowned poets The Wilding Sisters to take refuge at a Poetry Retreat for the weekend; spending time in the black mountains of Wales amongst poets and the inspiration of nature leads to a new beginning for our heroines.