Unavailable in the UK for years, Shane Meadows’ modern-day classic Dead Man’s Shoes returns to cinemas on 15 September 2023, including 35mm screenings.
Richard (Paddy Considine) has always protected his little brother Anthony (Toby Kebbell). Richard is strong and fair, while the loving and gentle Anthony is simple minded. When Richard leaves the rural village where they have grown up, to join the army, Anthony is taken in by Sonny (Gary Stretch), a controlling and vicious local drug dealer, and his gang of lads. Anthony becomes the gang’s pet and plaything, as they initiate him into their sordid worldly ways. Seven years later Richard returns for revenge.
As well as screenings nationwide, some from 35mm prints, Dead Man’s Shoes will also play as part of the BFI Southbank’s ‘Acting Hard’ season on 12 September where Shane Meadows will be present for a Q&A.
Dead Man’s Shoes is in cinemas 15th September 2023