The Welsh BAFTA winning film, I Know You Know, is set for release in UK cinemas in spring 2010. Starring Robert Carlyle, with Arron Fuller and Howard Marks, this touching father and son coming of age movie can now be enjoyed at Chapterhouse, Cardiff from 26th February 2010 to 4th March 2010. There will be a Q & A with Welsh director Justin Kerrigan taking place – date to be confirmed, before the film opens in London and major cities on 9th April 2010.
I Know You Know is the second film from director Justin Kerrigan (Human Traffic) who cites his movie influences for this moving feature as The Champ and Kramer Versus Kramer, as well as his own experiences growing up with his father in Bridgend and Port Talbot. Robert Carlyle (The Full Monty, Trainspotting) is Charlie, a highly charged individual on the edge. He’s an undercover agent, always on an important mission, always on the move. Jamie (Arron Fuller), his son, is fascinated by his father’s espionage work until the world of spies becomes all too real. Charlie is unpredictable, explosive yet kind-hearted and fiercely protective of his Jamie who hero-worships his father.
Kerrigan’s follow-up to the cult classic Human Traffic, many will be surprised at how different the film is from his debut. Commented Kerrigan, “Stylistically I wanted to make I KNOW YOU KNOW look and feel like an old fashioned film shot in the 80’s to juxtapose the model for the birth of the satellite TV corporation that plays a threatening undertone to the mission.” Commenting on the ten-year gap between making Human Traffic and I Know You Know Kerrigan added, “After my father’s death I needed to make this film as a testimony of love and to understand the double life he led when I was a child.”
Winner of the Welsh BAFTA for Best Film in 2008, I Know You Know is produced by Sally Hibbin with cinematography by Ed Wild and music by Guy Farley. I Know You Know was created in conjunction with the Film Agency, Wales.
“Very moving and quite intense, with a terrific performance from Robert Carlyle”
Neil Smith, Total Film.
“Fantastic performances. The little boy was terrific, but no wonder Robert Carlyle thinks this is his best performance…extraordinarily good”.
Trevor Johnston, Sight & Sound
Official Movie Site – http://www.iknowyouknowmovie.com/