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by Henry Coombes


Out of the imagination of acclaimed artist-filmmaker Henry Coombes comes Albert, an eccentric, aging painter doubling as an unconventional, Jung-inspired psychotherapist. When Albert’s friend asks him to counsel her lethargic grandson Ben, whose ongoing boyfriend problems are rapidly fueling an already deep depression, their subsequent therapy sessions reveal as much about Albert as they do about the troubled young man. Coombes’ debut feature is a witty, perceptive study of social mores, sexual excess and the bizarre, symbiotic relationship between doctor and patient; teacher and pupil; artist and muse.

international title: Seat in Shadow
original title: Seat in Shadow
country: United Kingdom
year: 2016
genre: fiction
directed by: Henry Coombes
film run: 80'
screenplay: Henry Coombes, David Sillars
cast: David Sillars, Jonathan Leslie, Marcella Mcintosh, Lee Partridge, Robert Williams
cinematography by: David Liddell
film editing: Gerri Toth
art director: Henry Coombes
music: Tut Vu Vu
producer: Deva Smith
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