London River - Preview & competition
Preview by Jack Foley
LONDON River – the acclaimed drama starring Brenda Blethyn and Sotigui Kouyate – will be released on DVD on October 11, 2010, by Trinity.
Set against the backdrop of the 7th July 2005 bombings, London River tells the story of a friendship which develops between two seemingly unconnected people – Elizabeth (Brenda Bleythn) and Ousmane (Sotigui Kouyate).
Both of them have come to London to search for their children who are missing in the aftermath of the bombings.
Although they come from different religious backgrounds – Ousmane is an African Muslim living in France and Elizabeth is a white Christian living in Guernsey, they share the same hope of finding their children alive.
Putting aside their cultural differences, they give each other the strength to continue the search and maintain their faith in humanity.
London River is a poignant look at overcoming cultural and religious divides in the immediate aftermath of 7/7.
The DVD has 16 minutes of extras, including an interview with Director Rachid Bouchareb and Academy Award nominee Brenda Blethyn, as well as the theatrical trailer.
Win London River on DVD
To celebrate the release of London River on DVD on October 11, IndieLondon has teamed up with Trinity to offer readers the chance to win 1 of 3 copies. Simply answer the following question.
Q. Which of director Rachid Bouchareb’s previous films inspired Brenda Blethyn to want to work with him on London River (Clue, the answer is in our interview)?
Simply send the answer to London River competition and include your name, address, telephone number and email
Running time: 88mins
UK DVD Release Date: October 11, 2010