BODKIN RAS

a.k.a. “No Way Back”

SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST (SXSW)

ROTTERDAM IFF – PRIZE WINNER (SXSW)

SYNOPSIS

‘Bodkin Ras’ thrusts an actor portraying a mysterious foreigner into the real environment of a small Scottish town. Having secured a decent job, a group of caring (if rough-around-the-edges) friends, and a love interest, the stranger seems on the verge of assimilation, but his dark, questionable past will inevitably catch up to him. This fascinating hybrid of documentary and fiction is filled with unforgettable characters, a strong sense of place and an urgency that turns what might be an experiment into a thrilling and humanistic film.

OFFICIAL SELECTION

South by Southwest (SXSW)
Rotterdam International Film Festival
The Filmfestival Viennale
Raindance Film Festival

DETAILS

  • DIRECTOR

    Kaweh Modiri

  • RUNNING TIME

    79 minutes

  • GENRE(S)

    Drama, Crime, Thriller

  • CAST

    Sohrab Bayat
    Eddie Paton
    Lily Szramko

  • WEBSITE

    bodkinras.com

REVIEWS

‘Modern, highly topical and formally absorbing … has huge potential [to] connect with a wider audience through its real-life stories and their protagonists’