LAURA HOWARD IN QUEENS PARK STORY
Queen's Park Story was a British entry in a short film competition, produced by Barney Cokeliss. The film runs for 11 minutes and is a fairy tale in a contemporary setting. Gus sells ice-cream in the park where Lily (Laura Howard) goes to paint. Romance blossoms but Lily finds out that he is a notorious womaniser and refuses to see him again. Gus turns to the local animals for advice on love. The film is a fascinating mix of fantasy and reality. It was first screened in the Critic's Week section of the 55th Venice Film Festival in 1998. It was also shown at the Edinburgh Festival and late night on BBC2 in January 1999, as part of 'New Directors on 2'.
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