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Conversation Piece by Joe Tunmer

Conversation Piece by Joe Tunmer

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A unique musical-of-sorts in which a domestic argument is lip-synched to the sounds of a jazz cornet.

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One sleepy Sunday morning, Jean notices a chip on a treasured vase. She accuses Maurice, her husband since whenever. He denies it. Employing a variety of tactics, Jean attempts to get to the bottom of the situation.

This unique musical-of-sorts matches every single syllable of dialogue to every single note from jazz cornetist Rex Stewart's 1966 improvised recording 'Conversation Piece'.

Produced as part of BBC Film Network's BBC Drama Shorts 2009 commission, in conjunction with Lighthouse Arts & Training and BBC Writersroom.

  • Maurice

    John Henshaw
  • Jean

    Celia Imrie
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Made with the support of BBC Film Network

Production Partner – Lighthouse Arts & Training

Development Partner – BBC Writersroom

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Conversation Piece - Official site
Festivals & Screenings

Leeds International Film Festival, 2010

Cine City Brighton, 2010

Filmini International Film Festival, 2010

Brest European Short Film Festival, 2010

Beauvais International Film Festival, 2010

Salford Film Festival, UK, 2010

Interfilm Berlin, 2010

Whistler Film Festival, 2010

Abu Dhabi Film Festival, 2010

Brainwash, London, 2010

International Short Film Festival Shnit In Berne, Switzerland, 2010

Branchage Film Festival, 2010

Portobello Film Festival, 2010

Open Cinema Film Festival In Saint Petersburg, Russia, 2010

Concorto Film Festival, Italy, 2010

Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival, 2010

Rushes Soho Shorts Film Festival, 2010

Palm Springs International Shortfest, 2010

CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival, TORONTO, 2010

Brussels Short Film Festival, 2010

Encounters Short Film Festival, 2009


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