A COMMON CRIME
STUNNING FESTIVAL STAND-OUT COMES TO UK
“Directed with stylistic canniness… Features a superb, elusive, genuinely unnerving performance by Elisa Carricajo”
“A deeply meaningful drama… An essential, timely watch”
Loud and Clear
“Played with frightening accuracy by Carricajo”
WHO’S THAT KNOCKING AT MY DOOR?
PROVOCATIVE ARGENTINIAN THRILLER RELEASED IN UK, 9th April 2021.
Sovereign is proud to announce the release of noted Argentinian writer/director Francisco Márquez’s superb psychological thriller A COMMON CRIME (Un crimen común), on 9th April, on Virtual Cinemas and VOD.
Cecilia is a professor of sociology at the University, and a single mother raising a young son. One stormy night, fifteen-year-old Kevin, the son of Celia’s houseworker, knocks on the door of her house in despair. Scared of opening the door to someone she barely knows, she waits until he has gone. The next day Kevin is found dead in the river, killed by the police. Cecilia is haunted by the ghost of the young man, and driven towards a breakdown, plagued by an unshakeable guilt at her failure to help.
Award-winning director Márquez (Cannes nominated for 2016’s The Long Night of Francisco Sanctis), in assured command of his material, gets a truly remarkable lead performance from Elisa Carricajo (The Tenth Man), who, present in almost every frame, commands the screen as a woman torn between the concepts of idealism and the reality of taking action. Intimate, increasingly claustrophobic and brilliantly realised, A COMMON CRIME is an example of Latin American cinema at its most potent and profound.
Like Sovereign's recent acclaimed releases Song Without A Name and Verdict, A COMMON CRIME looks at injustice and inequities in modern society, and the consequences of ignoring them, making it a thought-provoking drama as well as an intense and memorable thriller. It’d be a crime to miss it.
A COMMON CRIME WILL BE RELEASED ON 9th APRIL 2021
ABOUT SOVEREIGN FILM DISTRIBUTION
Sovereign Film Distribution aims to release auteur driven feature films in the UK from exciting emerging and established international talent. Our carefully curated titles have played to strong critical and audience acclaim, often premiering at renowned international film festivals, including Cannes, Berlinale, Toronto, Venice and many more. The first four titles for release include; Philippine crime drama ‘VERDICT ’, which received the Special Orizzonti Jury Prize at the 76th Venice Film Festival; historical drama ‘MALMKROG’ which won Best Director in the Encounter section at opened the 70th Berlin Film Festival; Argentine psychological thriller ‘A COMMON CRIME’ which received its world premiere at the 70th Berlin Film Festival; and Peruvian drama ‘SONG WITHOUT A NAME’ which screened in the Directors’ Fortnight section at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival and has been the recipient of numerous other festival awards and accolades.
Sovereign Film Distribution is part of Sovereign Media Group, an experienced and established UK based media and entertainment company committed to telling important and relevant stories across film, theatre, music and the arts with cultural links to our past, present and future. Since establishing Sovereign Films, their productions include Palme d’Or winner ‘The Tree of Life’ (3 Oscar nominations), starring Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain and Brad Pitt; ‘Effie Gray’, starring Dakota Fanning, Emma Thompson and Julie Walters; and ‘Voyage of Time’ with Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett. Their upcoming productions including ‘Memoria’ from Palme d’Or winner Apichatpong Weerasethakul, starring Tilda Swinton; and ‘Triangle of Sadness’ starring Woody Harrelson from acclaimed director Ruben Ostlund (winner of the Cannes Palme d’Or for ‘The Square’).