Urban Hymn follows a troubled young female offender, Jamie, who possesses an amazing singing voice and an inspiring and unconventional care worker, Kate, who encourages her to use it.
Set against the backdrop of the 2011 British summer youth riots, Urban Hymn is a redemptive coming of age story which explores the choice a volatile teenager has to make between the guidance and support of the mother figure she never had and her loyalty towards her possessive and unstable best friend who refuses to let her go.
This highly volatile and emotionally charged 'love triangle’ heads towards a dramatic conclusion whose outcome is dependent on whether Jamie can make her voice heard.
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Release date: DVD release 30th January 2017, US Release 12th May 2017
Writer: Nick Moorcroft
Director: Michael Caton-Jones
Cast: Shirley Henderson, Letitia Wright, Isabella Laughland, Ian Hart, Steven Mackintosh and Shaun Parkes
Producers: John Sachs, Neil Chordia, Andrew Berg, Dan Toland
Executive Producers: Brian Berg, Meg Leonard, Nick Moorcroft, Anwar Kawadri, Ibrahim Dashishah
Festivals: Toronto International Film Festival, Glasgow Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival, Giffoni Film Festival, Busan International Film Festival, Istanbul Film Festival
Prizes: Golden Gryphon Generator +18 - Best Film Giffoni Film Festival 2016, Audience Prize - Ale Kino 2016