“Hilarious, traumatic and wonderfully charming, Mercedes Grower’s delightfully cast debut explores a series of ordinary relationships from beginning to end (though, cleverly, not in that order).”
“If you knew where it would end, would you ever begin?” Brakes is a raw, dark comedy about endings and beginnings. A failed relationship is rarely predicted but always reviewed, and the film adopts this reverse narrative.
Split into two halves, the film follows the tumultuous stories of nine couples. It plunges straight into the brutal and absurd endings of their relationships, and travels back in time to the moment when the spark of love between them first emerged. Using London as their match maker, each of their stories is unique, yet familiar to us all.
Official selection: Edinburgh International Film Festival
Director Mercedes Grower will attend.
Director Mercedes Grower
Cast Julian Barratt, Julia davis, Noel Fielding, Kerry Fox, Roland Gift, Paul McGann, Steve Oram
Script Mercedes Grower
Producer Mercedes Grower