11/19/2017 16:00 – Murnau-Filmtheater
United Kingdom 2017 74 min original version
by Vanessa Redgrave
Script: Vanessa Redgrave, DoP: Andrew Dearden, Editor: Folasade Oyeleye, Production: Dissent Projects Ltd., Producer: Carlo Nero, with: Vanessa Redgrave, Ralph Fiennes, Emma Thompson, Simon Coates, Lord Alf Dubs, Sir Peter Sutherland
“This film is a sort of poem. You may see SEA SORROW as an elegy. I hope anyway that my first film may help young people to sustain and continue their efforts to win support and protection for refugees, not only in Britain, but throughout the world.” (Vanessa Redgrave)
“Vanessa Redgrave’s decision to make her directorial debut at 80 years of age wasn’t born out of creative curiosity, but a moral duty. Over 50+ years, she has built a formidable reputation as a human rights activist, reaching out to politicians in a bid to raise a greater awareness of the many terrible injustices that plague our international society.” (James McAllister, Flickfeast)
Vanessa Redgrave began her film career when she won the Best Actress Award in Cannes in 1966 for MORGAN – A SUITABLE CASE FOR TREATMENT directed by Karel Reisz. She was awarded this prize in Cannes again in 1969 for ISADORA, once more directed by Karel Reisz. In May 2016, Vanessa returned to the Cannes Festival with James Ivory and Charles Cohen. Mr. Cohen presented a print he had newly restored of HOWARDS END, which had been first screened in Cannes in 1992.
She won the Oscar as Best Actress in a Supporting Role for JULIA (1977), and has been nominated five times for her work. In recent years, Vanessa Redgrave has been directed by Ralph Fiennes in CORIOLANUS (2011), Bennett Miller in FOXCATCHER (2012) and Jim Sheridan in SECRET SCRIPTURE (2016). SEA SORROW marks her feature film directorial debut.