Gala Closing Night
The Magic Life of V
Sunday 4th August
Veera lives only part-time in the real world. After a traumatic childhood which left her brother with an acquired brain injury and her alcoholic father estranged, Veera escapes into Live Action Role Playing, or LARPing, where participants play characters and act out scenarios inspired by their favourite works of fiction.
This gorgeously cinematic film is both a view into a unique subculture, and an affecting account of overcoming trauma. Vera’s confident alter-ego V helps her find the courage to work through her pain, make peace with the past, and find a place for herself and her brother in the world.
When life gets hard, sometimes you gotta LARP. A moving story about having the courage to face your issues head on.
DIRECTOR: Tonislav Hristov COUNTRY: Finland, Denmark, Bulgaria LANGUAGE: English and Finnish with English subtitles YEAR: 2019 RUN TIME: 86 min AUDIENCE: Unclassified 15+