PÖFF : 2021 : BNFF

European premiere

R#J

Local title
R#J
Title in Russian
Р#Д
Director
Carey Williams
Country
USA
Year
2021
Festival
21st Youth and Children's Film Festival
Programme
Youth Competition
Genre
drama
Subject
love, social media, Society

Told entirely through social media and smartphone screens, this bold adaptation of Romeo and Juliet reinvents the world’s most enduring love story with style and lyricism, with black and brown youth at the heart of it all. Blending text messages and Shakespearean dialogue, R#J takes us into the subversive love language of the moment, where GIFs, Spotify playlist exchanges, and Instagram profiles kindle romance and unexpected windows of vulnerability. Sundance shorts alumn Carey Williams (Emergency) launches us into the impressive vision of his debut feature, where technology powerfully unveils timelessness.

Director
Carey Williams
Screenwriter
Rickie Castaneda, Carey Williams, Alex Sobolev
Cast
Camaron Engels, Francesca Noel, Siddiq Saunderson, Diego Tinoco
Producer
Timur Bekmambetov, Igor Tsay, Alex Sobolev, John J. Kelly, Anna Soboleva
DoP
Diego Madrigal
Editor
Lam Nguyen
Composer
René G. Boscio
Music
René G. Boscio
Production
Interface Films
Distributor
Bazelevs
World sales
Endeavor content
Runtime
Language
English
Subtitles
Estonian
Director
Carey Williams

Filmmaker Magazine-i poolt 2018. aasta üheks sõltumatu filmi uustulnukaks (New Faces of Independent Film) nimetatud Carey Williams on režissöör, kes toob inimese seisundi uurimisse ainulaadse ja visuaalselt silmapaistva kinematograafilise pilgu. Hiljuti lõpetas ta oma mängufilmi debüüdi "R#J", Romeo ja Julia kaasaegse ümberjutustuse, ning praegu valmistab ette täispikka versiooni oma 2018. aasta Sundance'il ja SXSW-il auhindadega pärjatud lühifilmist "Emergency" ("Hädaolukord").

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Screenings

Hall 3 Apollo Kino Solaris
Screening011202 / R#J
SubtitlesEstonian
Screening duration
Hall 2 Tallink Apollo Kino Solaris
Screening061101 / R#J
SubtitlesEstonian
Screening duration
Hall 3 Apollo Kino Solaris
Screening091203 / R#J
SubtitlesEstonian
Screening duration
Hall 2 Tallink Apollo Kino Solaris
Screening121102 / R#J
SubtitlesEstonian
Screening duration