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Real

Directed by Aki Omoshaybi, 2020 UK 78 minutes
15+
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Aki Omoshaybi makes a stunning debut as director and actor in this heartfelt and uplifting romance about a Black working-class couple in Portsmouth, filmed in just 12 days.

Kyle (Omoshaybi) and Jamie (Pippa Bennett-Warner, Gangs of London) meet in a convenience store. Her credit card is declined and he gallantly offers to pick up the bill. The charismatic Kyle gives the impression that he is a lawyer; Jamie says that she has an office job, and the two set up a date. But Kyle is actually on the brink of homelessness, lugging around all his possessions in a bin bag. Jamie is a single mother who has a part-time job in a supermarket. Can they still make their relationship work when the truth is revealed? Made on a small budget and shot in 12 days, the beautifully acted Real boasts a raw authenticity and marks the emergence of a promising new talent in Omoshaybi.

Program Strand
Features,
Classification
Unclassified 15+
Language
In English
Director
Aki Omoshaybi,
Producer
Aki Omoshaybi, Tori Butler-Hart, Matthew Butler-Hart,
Cast
Aki Omoshaybi, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Karen Bryson,
Screenwriter
Aki Omoshaybi, Paulette Mbassa,
Cinematographer
Michael Edo Keane,
Editor
Rebecca Lloyd,
Genre
Politics & Economics,
Company Credits
Festival Contact: Aki Omoshaybi,