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The Tape

Martha Tilston
United Kingdom, 2021, 95 min.

In English.
Includes adult language.

AIFF Award Winner:
Special Jury Award for Creative Storytelling

Tally, a disillusioned songwriter drifting through life, finds her inspiration renewed at an atmospheric Cornish cliff-top house and records a single analogue copy of her new album. When corporate lawyer Leo is drawn into Tally's world of music and mythology, the implications ricochet through both their lives with the tape acting as a talisman, helping those who encounter it to truly come alive.

Director's Statement

As a child I sat on the giant granite rocks perched on the hills in the far west of Cornwall. I looked out at the vast blue ocean and came to understand I was connected to an older story. Stories that got lost in the fast corporate London world I inhabited for a while. I wove these stories into songs and toured the world until, giddy from the carousel of touring and the music industry, I returned to Cornwall to sit back on the granite and write this film.

Category: Romance.