Urban Hymn

  • 2016
  • UK
  • 1h 54min
  • Directed by: Michael Caton-Jones
  • Cast: Letitia Wright, Isabella Laughland, Shirley Henderson

In the aftermath of the 2011 London riots, Jamie (Wright) is a troubled, talented orphan about to leave a care home, torn between loyalty to crack-smoking bestie Leanne (Laughland) and compassionate care worker Kate (Henderson). Heartwarming social realist drama with perfect performances from the leads; good to see Henderson given a substantial role instead of quirky support.

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Urban Hymn

22 Feb 20164 stars

Glasgow Film Festival: Michael Caton-Jones returns with a powerful social realist drama

This heart-warming British drama marks a welcome return for director Michael Caton-Jones (Scandal, Rob Roy) after nearly a decade away from filmmaking, following the unmitigated disaster that was Basic Instinct 2. Set in the aftermath of the 2011 London…

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