Nobody has to know

Bouli Lanners and Tim Mielants’ Outer Hebrides-shot romantic drama has UK cinema release from 3 November, 2023

At GFT Friday 10 – 16 November, 2023

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Parkland Entertainment are thrilled to announce they will release NOBODY HAS TO KNOW across UK cinemas from 3 November.

Shot entirely at locations across the Isle of Lewis, this heartfelt new romantic drama is written and directed by renowned César Award nominated Belgian actor and filmmaker Bouli Lanners (The Night of the 12th) and co-directed by BAFTA nominee Tim Mielants (The Responder).

Memories tell us the story of who we are. If those memories vanish, whose stories will take their place? Phil (Bouli Lanners) is a middle-aged farmhand working on a remote part of the Isle of Lewis. Affably refusing to talk about his past life back in Belgium to the tight-knit local community, he finds his people amongst those propping up the local bar rather than in the devout congregation of the Calvinist free church.

When he suffers amnesia following a stroke,  a lonely local woman, Millie (Game of Thrones’ Michelle Fairley) helps him acclimatise back to his life and claims they were once in a secret relationship before his accident. This is a fragile lie that Millie must protect to keep their burgeoning romance alive, but at what cost?

Featuring a supporting cast including Julian Glover (Tár), Cal MacAninich (Mayflies) and Andrew Still (Coronation Street).

Bouli has holidayed in Scotland for over 30 years, saying he has been ‘everywhere except St Kilda’, and was thrilled at the opportunity to film in the extraordinary landscapes of the Outer Hebrides. Bouli, who’s previous feature The Giants won him the prestigious SACD Prize at Cannes and five Magritte Awards including Best Film and Best Director, wrote the script for Nobody Has To Know over seven months spent in a rented cottage on Lewis. Whilst he had originally intended to write a thriller, he found the island environment so emotional and romantic it became a love story instead.

Nobody Has To Know …. Trailer

Listings Details

In UK cinemas from 3 November. See cinema listings online at

Exclusive opening screening w/ welcome drink at Skye Community Cinema 3 November

Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street, G3 6RB From 10 Nov

Odeon Glasgow Quay, Paisley Road Glasgow, Springfield Quay, Strathclyde G5 8NP  From 3 Nov

Showcase Glasgow, Barrbridge Leisure Centre, Glasgow G69 7TZ From 3 Nov

Showcase Paisley From 3 Nov

DCA Dundee From 3 Nov

Bathgate Cinema From 3 Nov

Alloa Cinema From 3 Nov

Arbroath Cinema From 3 Nov

The Light Cinema Bolton From 3 Nov

The Light Cinema New Brighton From 3 Nov

The Light Cinema Wisbech From 3 Nov

Lonsdale Cinema Annan From 3 Nov

Showcase Bluewater From 3 Nov

Showcase Reading From 3 Nov

Showcase Peterborough From 3 Nov

Showcase Dudley From 3 Nov

Showcase Leeds From 3 Nov

Showcase Coventry From 3 Nov

Showcase Teeside From 3 Nov

Showcase Avonmeads From 3 Nov

Movieworld Mayo From 3 Nov

Odeon Edinburgh Lothian From 3 Nov

Odeon Edinburgh Fort Kinnaird From 3 Nov

Odeon Edinburgh West From 3 Nov

Odeon Kilmarnock From 3 Nov

Odeon East Kilbride From 3 Nov

Odeon Dundee Douglas Fields From 3 Nov

Odeon Dunfermline From 3 Nov

Odeon Braehead From 3 Nov

Odeon Manchester Great Northern From 3 Nov

Courtyard Hereford From 17 Nov

Lynton Cinema From 17 Nov

Eden Court Inverness From 17 Nov

Cromarty Cinema From 17 Nov

Screen Machine (various locations around Highlands & Islands) from 17 Nov

New Park Cinema Chichester From 19 Nov

Robert Burns Cinema Dumfries From 19 Nov

Corn Exchange Newbury From 22 Nov

Kino Oswestry From 24 Nov

Hippodrome Bo’ness From 24 Nov

Torch Cinema Miford Haven From 1 Dec

Playhouse Alnwick From 1 Dec

Alhambra Keswick From 17 Dec

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