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The Kitchen

Co-directed by British filmmaker Kibwe Tavares, this energetic dystopian drama stars British rapper and actor Kano, alongside UK newcomer Jedaiah Bannerman. With inflections of humour coming through in the ambitious script co-written by the UK’s Joe Murtagh, the accomplished film was co-produced by Film4, Factory Fifteen and Northern Ireland-based DMC Film.

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Set in 2040 London, extortionate housing prices, a lack of manual labour jobs and a non-existent welfare state has made London unliveable for the working classes, forcing them to inhabit slum-like high-rise estates. One inhabitant Izi (Kane Robinson) ends up befriending another inhabitant - troubled teen Benji (Jedaiah Bannerman) - as the two develop an unlikely bond.