Emily Beecham in The Calling

Emily Beecham in The Calling © Meave Films

A chance to question Kent Film makers Jan Dunn & Elaine Wickham about their latest feature film.

 Writer/director Jan Dunn & producer Elaine Wickham of Thanet based Film Company Maeve Films follow up their first two award winning features with THE CALLING, for which the filmmakers secured an ensemble cast of stellar British actresses.

This was the first film to be part funded by the Kent Film Office and shot entirely on location in Kent, utilising Kent crew, facilities and currently screening in cinemas throughout the UK.    Their third film, once again devised and shot entirely around a small-budget, is a controversial comedy drama and tells the story of a young woman who suddenly gives up her privileged modern life to join a closed order of Benedictine nuns.

As with their first two films, Gypo and Ruby Blue, the filmmakers are able to combine social comment with a light touch. Inspired by the more modern, freethinking Sisters of today’s politicised convents, the film may be closer in spirit to Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdowr than an homage to Black Narcissus.

 Starring: Brenda Blethyn, Susannah York, Rita Tushingham, Amanda Donohoe, Pauline McLynn, Joanna Scanlan, Susannah Harker and newcomer Emily Beecham.

To reserve a ticket to the screening and/or the Q&A please contact Gulbenkian Cinema, we expect this event to be popular so booking early is advised:


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