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YARN: Coming to UK Cinema’s Soon


Directed by Una Lorenzen (Iceland) and Co-Directed and Produced by Heather Millard (UK) and Thordur Jonsson (Iceland), YARN will screen at cinemas ahead of UK Wool Week.

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Officially selected for SXSW and Goteborg Film Festival 2016, YARN is a poetic documentary, which follows four international artists who are redefining the tradition of knit and crochet, bringing yarn out of the house and into the world. Reinventing our relationship with this colourful tradition, YARN weaves together wool graffiti artists, circus performers, and structural designers into a visually-striking look at the women who are making a creative stance while building one of modern art’s hottest trends.

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The film introduces us to the unique stories of characters from four different countries that use yarn in very different ways. Their view of the world is reflected through their passion with yarn as they travel around the world spreading their work. The characters all have one thing in common – they all work by hand and their work is in one way or another interacting with the environment; as part of architecture, the streets, nature and people.

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The film has been met in the US and Canada with critical acclaim, with the New York Times referring to it as: “You have almost certainly never seen a better documentary on yarn than ‘YARN’… thread and string should be jealous” and The Hollywood Reporter calling it, “A fanciful art doc for the craft-y among us.”

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Co-Director and Producer Heather Millard said: “We are thrilled to release YARN in over 40 cinemas across the UK just ahead of Wool Week.  We began production for YARN back in 2013 and since then we’ve filmed across 11 different countries (including the UK), worked with a crew from the UK, Iceland, Canada, Poland and Sweden and are now in the midst of our US theatrical release with further releases planned for Sweden, Canada, Australia, Greenland, Slovakia, Netherlands and Greece.”

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For more information on YARN, to watch a trailer and to find out where it’s showing in cinemas please visit: www.yarnthemovie.com 

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