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A BANQUET

by Ruth Paxton

synopsis

Widowed mother Holly is radically tested when her teenage daughter Betsey experiences a profound enlightenment and insists that her body is no longer her own, but in service to a higher power. Bound to her newfound faith Betsey refuses to eat, but loses no weight. In an agonising dilemma torn between love and fear, Holly is forced to confront the boundaries of her own beliefs.

original title: A Banquet
country: United Kingdom
sales agent: HanWay Films
year: 2021
genre: fiction
directed by: Ruth Paxton
film run: 97'
screenplay: Justin Bull
cast: Sienna Guillory, Jessica Alexander, Ruby Stokes, Lindsay Duncan, Kaine Zajaz, Richard Keep
cinematography by: David Liddell
film editing: Mátyás Fekete
art director: Sofia Stocco
costumes designer: Kirsty Halliday
music: Cj Mirra
producer: Nik Bower, Leonora Darby, James Harris, Mark Lane, Laure Vaysse
executive producer: Jeremy Baxter, Patrick Fischer, Richard Kondal, Deepak Nayar
line producer: Jessica Ostler
production: Tea Shop and Film Company
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