Social Suicide

Directed by: Bruce Webb
92 minutes
world-premiere
Screenings
VUE Piccadilly
Pic. 4
Thu 1st Oct 19:30
Premiere Screening

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VUE Piccadilly
Pic. 5
Sat 3rd Oct 11:10
2nd Screening

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Balthazar is taken into custody. Two of his friends have died in the same night, and one is in a coma. He has a habit of filming everything he and his friend Reese do, which gives the police an enormous amount of material to go through. Not only do they have to piece together an intricate succession of events, they also have to try and understand Balthazar. Reese is the prime suspect, but the police are disturbed by how Balthazar seems to be more interested by the number of clicks that will be generated by his footage than in the actual events around him. For an unknown reason, he feels like he has to protect Reese. This film is an intriguing study of our time and the people who live in it. ‘Social Suicide’ deftly weaves together romance, drama and psychological thriller, ending with a shockingly emotional payoff. It paints a fascinating portrait of an age where people measure their popularity with the number of online views their posts achieve, and how peer pressure will push people beyond the limits of common sense.
Runtime
92 min
Director(s)
Bruce Webb
Writer(s)
Janet Wells
Robert Klecha
Producer(s)
Janet Wells
DoP(s)
Oona Menges
Oona Menges
Cast
Jackson Bews
India Eisley
Neve McIntosh
Screening Status
World Premiere
Strands: Features UK