For the third year, the UK’s three leading financiers, the BFI, BBC Films and Film4, in collaboration with the British Council and the UK government’s ‘Great’ campaign, will be showcasing up-and-coming UK talent in Cannes via the ‘Great 8’ program.
Eva Riley’s PERFECT 10 was among the ‘Great 8’:
Writer & Director – Eva Riley
Cast – Frankie Box, Alfie Deegan, Sharlene Whyte, Will Ash
Producers – Valentina Brazzini, Bertrand Faivre, Jacob Thomas
Production – Creative England/BBC Films/BFI Film Fund/Moffen Media Limited/The Bureau/Ngauruhoe
Sales – The Bureau
Synopsis – 15 year old Leigh is a gymnast focused on her first competition on the squad. Leigh’s life is turned upside down when her older half-brother Joe she didn’t know existed, comes to stay with her and her father. But when her confidence at gymnastics is knocked, Leigh finds herself caught up in an underground world of moped crime with her brother. Starting to find excitement and the attention she has been so desperately needing, Leigh stands at a crossroads between her gymnastic dreams and an exciting new world.