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by Jake Gavin


The heartwarming story and powerful portrait of Hector - an enigmatic man in contemporary Britain. Living around the motorways with transient friends for years, we follow their annual pilgrimage from Scotland to a London shelter and the warmth of a temporary Christmas family. But Hectors’ clock is ticking and he attempts to reconnect with his real family after 15 years away. Peter Mullan’s masterful, uplifting performance reveals a mere twist of fate is the only difference between you, me and a man like Hec. A portrait of an invisible man and an authentic account of homelessness within contemporary Britain, HECTOR is once a powerful character study and an insight into the lives on those on the margins.

international title: Hector
original title: Hector
working title: Hec McAdam
country: United Kingdom
sales agent: UDI - Urban Distribution International
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: Jake Gavin
film run: 87'
screenplay: Jake Gavin
cast: Peter Mullan, Gina McKee, Stephen Tompkinson
cinematography by: David Raedeker
film editing: Guy Bensley
art director: Natalie Astridge, Anthony Neale
costumes designer: Denise Coombes
music: Emily Barker
producer: Stephen Malit
co-producer: Simon Mallinson
production: A Product of Malitsky
distributor: Eurozoom


main awards/selection

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2015 
Febiofest International Film Festival 2016 

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