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SINK (2017)

  • dir. MARK GILLIS
  • Year. 2017
  • country. UK
  • run-time. 87 mins
  • rating. 12

£6.00 (£4.50 conc.)

Doors 19:30 - Film 20:00


Micky Mason is trying to keep things together working zero hours. His father is slowly losing himself to dementia and his son is desperately trying to stay clean. 
Micky is fired from his latest dead end job and there’s nothing out there but more of the same. His dad’s care home has just been bought out and Micky brings him back to his bedsit. He thinks they’ll be fine. He tries so hard to be. But he’s drowning. It’s not one big thing that sends him over, it’s the death by a thousand cuts. 
He takes a course of action that is completely out of character but that seems to him to be the only way to make a REAL change. For all of them.
We’re left with a moral dilemma; in a world where the moral compass has shifted so far, so fast, whose version of right and wrong do we go with? 
It's a film about people finding their way through. It’s about Micky Mason; a man out there right now doing his best. But it’s not all anguish and despair. Sometimes it’s warm and tender. And funny. 

A simple yet heartfelt and honest look at the current state of English working class population. The performances and natural tones make Gillis a director to look out for.
— mojojohnstone,

Director interview

What makes this film all the more visceral is the fierce plainness with which it is told. It has passion and directness coupled with a darkly comic streak that exposes the Orwellian nature of this bureaucratic world. There are also moments of genuine tension that leave you with a tight chest and on the edge of your seat – a sure sign of real film-making talent for a movie debut and an exceedingly small budget that should make people sit up and take notice.
Earlier Event: April 26
LIFE DRAWING at Deptford Cinema
Later Event: May 10
LIFE DRAWING at Deptford Cinema