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Award-winning filmmaker to debut new short in five venues Nationwide

Cecilia Stenbom will showcase her new work, Rules of Engagement (U), alongside a selection of other short films and a Q&A.

Swedish-born artist filmmaker, Cecilia Stenbom will tour her newest piece of work, Rules of Engagement, across five venues in January and February 2018. Venues are as follows: Regent Street Cinema in London; Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) in Glasgow; Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle upon Tyne; The Maltings in Berwick upon Tweed, and The Tetley in Leeds. Each venue will showcase a slightly different running order of films, based upon a separate loose theme. Venues will also provide a different Q&A host, local to them, allowing for an insight into Stenbom’s work and life.

Cecilia Stenbom says:

“I’m really interested in the outcome of the Q&A sessions after each of the screenings: to see where they can take us, and also to allow for engagement with the audience.”

Rules of Engagement is a film about belongingness as a human motivating force. Three seemingly unconnected stories explore how every day norms and social etiquette define who belongs and who doesn’t: Jack, the black sheep is attending a family gathering; Robin is trying to integrate into a new social group, and Nadia is failing to blend in with her conservative work colleagues.

Cecilia Stenbom says:

“The idea for Rules of Engagement came out of research into invisible social protocols and how they are played out in everyday situations. I am interested in the idea of ritualised communication wherein communication – the construction of a symbolic reality – represents, maintains, adapts, and shares the beliefs of a society, group or family constellation, particularly in terms of sharing, participation, association, and fellowship.”

Directed and written by Stenbom, Rules of Engagement stars Steve Greenfield as Robin, Rhiannon Wilson as Nadia and Wayne Lancaster as Jack.

Screenings are FREE to attend, with the exception of Regent Street Cinema. Please see each individual venue’s website for more information.

Tour dates are as follows:

Wednesday 31st January, 7:30pm, Regent Street Cinema, London

Monday 5th February, 7pm, Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA), Glasgow

Monday 12th February, 6pm, Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle upon Tyne

Tuesday 13th February, 7pm, The Maltings, Berwick

Wednesday 15th February, 6pm, The Tetley, Leeds

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