Acclaimed Manchester-born promo director Daniel Wolfe and brother Matthew collaborate for this tense debut feature set in the South Pennines. A Pakistani father send two teams of bounty hunters across the border into Yorkshire to hunt down his errant daughter and her white boyfriend. A pitch-black arthouse thriller with elements of western, Catch Me Daddy violently shakes up the depictions of northern working-class life that’s long been a staple of British cinema. Stunning cinematography from Robbie Ryan (Fish Tank, Philomena) and brave soundtrack choices contribute to a disturbing and hypnotic mood.
From Fri 27 Feb, Cornerhouse, 70 Oxford Street M1 5NH. Tel: 0161 200 1500, times and prices vary, www.cornerhouse.org
- Joshua Gordon
- Published on:
- Mon 23 Feb 2015