Athens International Film Festival

Farming

28/09/19, 22:00, ODEON OPERA 1

A British family adopts a boy from Nigeria offering him the prospect of a better life. The toxic environment of 80s Thatcherian England will transform the boy’s need for love and acceptance into a maniacal and self-destructive teen outburst. An aggressive debut based on the unbelievable autobiography of the director himself.


UK | 2018 | COLOR | DCP | 107' | ENGLISH

In the ‘60s, the Nigerian immigrants had great difficulty adjusting in the UK. Faced with a popular feeling that found expression in far right movements, many families gave up their children for adoption while they tried to train themselves to find a better job. What is known as ‘farming’, became an epidemic. What they could not be predicted was the impact on the children.

Agbaje’s debut film focuses on the story of one of these children. The chaotic differences, the immaturity of foster parents and the intensity of the adjustment problems in an unprepared society are the themes of this hard, realistic film that presses its hands against the nail of racism revealing traumas that are yet to heal. A great performance by Damson Idris. I.D.

DIRECTOR: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
SCREENWRITER: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
DoP: Kit Fraser
MUSIC: Ilan Eshkeri
EDITOR: Tariq Anwar
PRINCIPAL CAST: Damson Idris, Kate Beckinsale, John Dagleish, Jamie Winstone, Genevieve Nnaji, Gugu Mbatha-Raw

ADEWALE AKINNUOYE-AGBAJE
British actor, director and screenwriter, born in London. He started off as a model in Milan and then finished Law school in London. He went on to study acting in Los Angeles He is known for his roles in ‘Bourne Identity’, ‘Thor Dark World’ and two episodes of ‘Game of Thrones’. This is his directing debut.

FILMOGRAPHY 
2018 Farming



        : Festival Darlings

        TWILIGHT'S KISS / SUK SUK

        TWILIGHT'S KISS / SUK SUK

        24/9/2020, 19:30, ANESIS

        MARTIN EDEN

        MARTIN EDEN

        24/9/2020, 21:00, STELLA

        NOMADLAND (Opening Film)

        NOMADLAND (Opening Film)

        24/9/2020, 22:15, AEGLI ZAPPIOU

        SAVE YOURSELVES!

        SAVE YOURSELVES!

        24/9/2020, 22:15, RIVIERA
        28/9/2020, 23:00, TRIANON
        4/10/2020, 19:45, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE

        CICADA

        CICADA

        26/9/2020, 22:30, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE
        3/10/2020, 19:45, TRIANON

         THERE IS NO EVIL / SHEYTAN VOJUD NADARAD

        THERE IS NO EVIL / SHEYTAN VOJUD NADARAD

        26/9/2020, 22:30, ANESIS

        BLACK BEAR

        BLACK BEAR

        26/9/2020, 22:30, TRIANON
        4/10/2020, 22:45, ANESIS

        ARE WE LOST FOREVER

        ARE WE LOST FOREVER

        26/9/2020, 22:30, ATHINAIA

         SHIRLEY

        SHIRLEY

        26/9/2020, 22:45, AEGLI ZAPPIOU
        30/9/2020, 20:00, STELLA
        4/10/2020, 22:45, RIVIERA

        THE EVENING HOUR

        THE EVENING HOUR

        27/9/2020, 22:30, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE
        2/10/2020, 22:30, TRIANON

        ONLY THE ANIMALS / SEULES LES BÊTES

        ONLY THE ANIMALS / SEULES LES BÊTES

        28/9/2020, 19:30, RIVIERA

        ONE OF THESE DAYS

        ONE OF THESE DAYS

        28/9/2020, 21:00, STELLA
        4/10/2020, 23:00, TRIANON

        INSTINCT

        INSTINCT

        29/9/2020, 22:30, AEGLI ZAPPIOU
        1/10/2020, 19:30, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE

        FAREWELL AMOR

        FAREWELL AMOR

        30/9/2020, 19:30, AEGLI ZAPPIOU
        3/10/2020, 19:45, STELLA

        DINNER IN AMERICA

        DINNER IN AMERICA

        2/10/2020, 22:15, ATHINAIA
        4/10/2020, 19:45, RIVIERA

        MINAMATA

        MINAMATA

        3/10/2020, 19:30, ATHINAIA

        UNDINE (Closing Film)

        UNDINE (Closing Film)

        3/10/2020, 20:30, AEGLI ZAPPIOU
        3/10/2020, 22:30, RIVIERA

        HOPE / HÅP

        HOPE / HÅP

        3/10/2020, 22:15, ANESIS

        AMMONITE

        AMMONITE

        4/10/2020, 19:30, AEGLI ZAPPIOU