Red Herring

24 – 29 May, 2024

Faced with a terminal diagnosis, a filmmaker enlists his family on an intimate and darkly humorous journey to help them come to terms with his illness.

On the south coast of England, his dad Lawrence throws himself into a series of obscure diversion tactics. From growing cannabis in his spare room, to relinquishing his lifelong atheism and attending a local synagogue; he begins to transform his identity for good.

His mum, a community nurse who spends her time caring for dying patients, can’t cope with the idea of living through the death of her son and must find a way to reconnect with Kit before time runs out.

Following Kit’s efforts to make the most of the humorous camaraderie he shares with his dad, whilst he rebuilds a distant relationship with his mum, the film is a painful, funny and complex journey towards acceptance. It’s a powerful portrait of a dysfunctional family battling with issues of spirituality, kinship and death, whilst proving that humour and love always prevail.

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