Cecilia Stenbom
Cecilia Stenbom showcases her new work, Rules of Engagement at Tyneside Cinema and The Maltings, Berwick upon Tweed.
Nicky Mckeen

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Award-winning filmmaker to debut new short alongside other works at Tyneside Cinema & The Maltings

Cecilia Stenbom will showcase her new work, Rules of Engagement (U), alongside a curated 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. Each venue will showcase a slightly different running order of films, based upon a separate loose theme. The theme of the Tyneside Cinema showcase is focused on working with real life testimony as source material. Screenings will be followed by a Q&A in conversation with Stenbom, hosted by writer & film critic, Michael Pattison.

Cecilia Stenbom says:

“The Tyneside Cinema showcase is a bit of a homecoming. I’ve had a few works screened at the Tyneside in group screenings, but I haven’t done this kind of screening, of a series of work, in Newcastle before.

The idea of speaking to Michael Pattison, who is a colleague of mine over at the University, was important as he has a strong connection to the North East, where I am based currently.“

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. Please see each individual venue’s website for more information.

Dates in the North East of England are as follows: Monday 12th February, 6pm, Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle upon Tyne https://www.tynesidecinema.co.uk/film-and-events/view/rules-engagement-plus-q Tuesday 13th February, 7pm, The Maltings, Berwick https://www.maltingsberwick.co.uk/events/eventsandtalks/3645

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Nicky Mckeen .

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