Tomo (Thomas Turgoose - This is England), just turned sixteen and released from social care, runs away to London from a lonely, difficult life in the Midlands. Marek (Piotr Jagiello), a Polish immigrant, lives with his father, who drinks with his friends most evenings after working on a construction site. Marek is a keen photographer, quiet and sensitive - he is not comfortable in his father's world.
Both struggle to make sense of their new world and a chance meeting in Somers Town, London, leads the two to form an unexpected partnership. In equal parts moving and hilarious, Somers Town is a lo-fi masterpiece from Shane Meadows, the director who brought us This Is England and Dead Man's Shoes and Paul Fraser, the writer of Dead Man's Shoes and A Room For Romeo Brass.
Shane Meadows' Master Class at the Tribeca Film Festival (68mins)
Interview with Shane Meadows
Interview with Perry Benson
Interview with Thomas Turgoose and Piotr Jagiello