SHAGBANDS

Director:

Luna Carmoon

18'

2020

United Kingdom

In the midst of the blistering summer of 2006 in sweaty South East London, a tale of four hilariously gross, adventurous teenage girls tightroping between childhood and adolescence.

“This film feels personal. It’s an autobiographical take by the filmmaker Luna Carmoon on childhood turning to adulthood, on being confident with an attitude and not being afraid to be confused, while savouring the friendships that are so important at that age. Stylistically, you can see Harmony Korine in the loose structure, letting kids be kids, and shades of 1980’s teen rebel films Out of the Blue (1980) and River’s Edge (1986) – who doesn’t love a mullet? – but with an emo twist. The ghost of Pete Wentz observes all from a bedroom wall and chart-topping UK garage is never far away as the final credits roll.” 
— Philip Ilson

Showing in event:

UK COMPETITION: I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know

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