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Third Star - Preview

Third Star

Preview by Jack Foley

THE directorial debut feature from BAFTA award winning filmmaker Hattie Dalton (The Banker), Third Star is an emotional road movie that is by turns comical, heartbreaking and uplifting in its telling of the story of a young man determined to make the most of what is left of his life.

Star of Sherlock, Benedict Cumberbatch “heads an impressive, young British cast” (The Guardian) that includes Tom Burke (Telstar), JJ Feild (Captain America: The First Avenger), Adam Robertson (Wire In The Blood) and Hugh Bonneville (Downtown Abbey).

Coming to terms with a terminal illness, James (Cumberbatch) invites his three closest friends, Davy (Burke), Bill (Robertson) and Miles (Feild), to join him on a camping trip to his favourite place in the world, Pembrokeshire’s picturesque Barafundle Bay.

It’s a raucous affair fraught with practical difficulties and deeply personal and ravaging revelations for all those involved but the journey introduces the four young men to a new world of courage, dignity, beauty, love and friendship that none have previously experienced.

Along the way, they are forced to deal with a variety of camping nightmares, equipment disasters and surreal encounters involving a group of rowdy pub locals, a humourless ferryman and a bizarre beachcomber (Bonneville) obsessed with unearthing a shipwrecked consignment of extremely rare Star Wars action figures.

Since celebrating its world premiere at the 2010 Edinburgh International Film Festival, Third Star has been selected to screen at festivals across Europe, North and South America, and Australia and was released in UK cinemas in May 2011.

Third Star (cert. 15) will be released on DVD (£12.99) by Independent Distribution on September 12, 2011.

Win Third Star on DVD

To celebrate the release of Third Star on DVD on Monday, September 12, 2011, IndieLondon is offering readers the chance to win 1 of 3 copies of the DVD simply by answering the following question…

Q. Who makes their directorial debut with Third Star?

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