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ALL IS VANITY

United Kingdom | 2021 | Mystery, Fantasy | 72min

IMDb

An eccentric photographer, his eager assistant, a jaded make-up artist and a bored model gather for a fashion shoot in a London warehouse. But when one of their number disappears, events take a turn for the bizarre.

Title: All Is Vanity

Country: UK

Language: English

Length: 72min


BBFC Certificate: 15

Written, Produced and Directed by:

Marcos Mereles

Cast: 

Sid Phoenix (Masters of the Air, Florence Foster Jenkins)

Yaseen Aroussi (Irma Vep, Dalgliesh)

Isabelle Bonfrer (Pandora, Butterfly Kisses)

Rosie Steel (Seagull, A Series of Light)

Christopher Sherwood (In From the Side, Sister Boniface Mysteries)

 

World Premiere:
11 October 2021
BFI London Film Festival


UK Theatrical Release:
14 October 2022

 

UK SVOD Release: 
20 February 2023
BFI Player

LFF BFI

★★★★
"FASCINATING"
The Upcoming
 

★★★★
"BEAUTIFUL"
Close-Up Film
 

"MARCOS MERELES WEAVES A META-TEXTUAL MYSTERY THAT UNPACKS LIKE NESTING DOLLS"
Empire Magazine
 

"A PLAYFUL, GENRE-BENDING DEBUT"
The Lowdown
 

"CHARISMATIC, LIKEABLE...
THERE'S A LIGHTNESS OF TOUCH TO THIS DEFTLY BUILT FARCE"

Total Film
 

"A SURREAL AND GENRE-DEFYING FASHION INDUSTRY SATIRE"
Metro
 

"META-CINEMATIC, ENGAGING WITH SOME OF THE LOGISTICAL AND EMOTIONAL TERRAIN THAT COMES WITH FILMMAKING AND ARTISTRY IN GENERAL"
Sight & Sound
 

"FUNNY, ENDLESSLY INVENTIVE...
EXCITING AND ENTERTAININ
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BFI London Film Festival


"WITH ALL IS VANITY, VIEWERS ARE INVITED TO SMASH THE FOURTH WALL AND DIVE INTO THE INVENTIVE WORLD OF MERELES’ UNPREDICTABLE IMAGINATION"
Hero Magazine
 

"WILDLY INVENTIVE AND ENTERTAINING"
Viewties Magazine

 

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Theatrical Poster

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Festivals

  • BFI London Film Festival 2021 (United Kingdom)
    World Premiere

     

  • Aesthetica Film Festival 2022 (United Kingdom)
    Nominee: Best Narrative Feature
     

  • Capri Hollywood International Film Festival 2022 (Italy)
    Nominee: Capri Special Award for Best Feature Film

     

  • Fargo Film Festival 2023 (United States)
    Narrative Features Competition

     

  • New Renaissance Film Festival 2023 (United Kingdom)
    Winner: Best Director
    Winner: Best Ensemble Cast
    Nominee: Best Feature Film

     

  • San Francisco Independent Film Festival 2024 (United States)
    Official Selection

Trailer

Credits

Title: 

All Is Vanity

Written, Produced and Directed by:

Marcos Mereles

Cast: 

Sid Phoenix

Yaseen Aroussi

Isabelle Bonfrer

Rosie Steel

Christopher Sherwood

David Sayers

Sam Halpenny
Jonathan Harden

 

Co-Producer: Nelson Mereles

Director of Photography: Murat Ersahin

Editor: Damian Tetelbaum

Costume Designer: Phoebe Shu-Ching Chan

Music: Tristan Seewer

First Assistant Director: Marta de Nitto Personé

Hair & Makeup Artist: Karolina Pociute

1st AC: Alan Johnson

2nd AC: Timothy Bambina

Gaffer: Timothy Pinheiro

Spark: Harun Mumcouglu

Sound Recordist: Ozkan CosgunJoao Correia

Set Dresser: Tergelsaran Myagmarsuren

Cabinet Prop Maker: Janet Caddick


First Assistant Editor: Cecilia Astelarra
Assistant Editor: Alba Avila Jacome

Colourist: Damian Tetelbaum

VFX Artist: Ignacio La Rosa

Main and End Titles: BY-PIEL

Supervising Sound Editor: Mercedes Gaviria

Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Marcos Canosa

Foley Artist: Francisco Pedemonte
Sound Effects Editor: Juan Giobio

Dialogue Editor: Mercerdes GaviriaMarcos Canosa

Country: UK

Language: English

Length: 72min

Production Company: MALBEC Films

UK Distribution: Verve Pictures

Event Screenings

PAST

LONDON
BFI London Film Festival
Curzon Soho
11 October 2021 / 21:00

Q&A with Marcos Mereles (writer/director), Sid Phoenix (actor), Yaseen Aroussi (actor) and Isabelle Bonfrer (actor)
WORLD PREMIERE

 

LONDON
BFI London Film Festival
BFI Southbank
13 October 2021 / 15:15
Q&A with Marcos Mereles (writer/director), Sid Phoenix (actor), Christopher Sherwood (actor) and Rosie Steel (actor)

 

YORK
Aesthetica Film Festival
Friargate Theatre

2 November 2022 / 13:30


GLASGOW
Glasgow Film Theatre
2 November 2022 / 18:20
Q&A with Marcos Mereles (writer/director) and Sid Phoenix (actor)

 

NEWCASTLE
Tyneside Cinema
10 November 2022 / 18:00
Q&A with Marcos Mereles (writer/director) and Sid Phoenix (actor)

 

BRISTOL
Watershed Cinema
22 November 2022 / 18:00
Q&A with Marcos Mereles (writer/director) and Sid Phoenix (actor)

 

LONDON
New Renaissance Film Festival

Close-Up Film Centre
29 September 2023 / 16:00

Q&A with Marcos Mereles (writer/director), Sid Phoenix (actor), Christopher Sherwood (actor) and Rosie Steel (actor)

Technical Specifications

RUNTIME:

72 MIN

 

FRAME RATE:

24 FPS

PICTURE:

COLOR

ASPECT RATIO:

2:1

CAMERA:

RED EPIC-X DRAGON, ROKINON PRIME CINE LENSES

NEGATIVE FORMAT:

REDCODE RAW @ 6K

SOUND MIX:

STEREO
(FULL MIX + M&E STEMS AVAILABLE)

EXHIBITION FORMAT:

DCP 2K FLAT
 

LANGUAGE:

ENGLISH

SUBTITLES:
ENGLISH, SPANISH

Social Media

Instagram @allisvanityfilm

Facebook @allisvanitymovie

Twitter @allisvanityfilm

TikTok @allisvanityfilm

Press

Watch Now
(UK & IRELAND)

Contact

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MARCOS MERELES

MALBEC Films

Producer

+44 (0) 7565 090277

marcos@mereles.co.uk

malbecfilms@gmail.com

MALBEC Films LTD.

Registered in England and Wales No. 12101775

Registered Address: 86-90 Paul Street, London, England, EC2A 4NE

UK Distribution:

Verve Pictures

"ALL IS VANITY"  © 2021 MALBEC FILMS LTD.  ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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