Event details

Followed by a post-show discussion.

Attending this event

Paul Morrison

Paul began as a documentary maker. His film Like Other People, about sexuality and disability, won the Grierson award for best documentary. His documentary series for Channel Four about British Jews, A Sense of Belonging, paved the way for Solomon & Gaenor, his first feature film.

He followed that up with Wondrous Oblivion, a comedy drama about a cricket-loving Jewish boy growing up in South London who befriends a Jamaican next-door neighbour who shares his passion.

His latest feature 23 Walks, with Dave Johns and Alison Steadman as two people who meet walking their dogs, will be released next year. He is starting work on what will be the third film in his British Jewish trilogy, The Leningrad Gig, which he describes as a Rock and Roll journey of return.

Films screening at this event

Solomon and Gaenor

Country
UK
Year
1999
Duration
105 min

This Oscar-nominated classic of British-Jewish cinema is 20 years old this year. Set amid the anti-Jewish riots of 1911, and starring Ioan Gruffudd, Nia Roberts and Maureen Lipman, Solomon and Gaenor tells the story of a young Orthodox-Jewish man in South Wales who falls in love with a local girl. Will their love survive their respective communities’ prejudice and fear?

Winner – Best Film, Best Design, Best Camera (Drama) & Best Costume, BAFTA Cymru Awards 2001

Nominated – Best Foreign Language Film, Academy Awards 2000

“[an] understated, beautifully layered performance.” – The New York Times