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Free in Deed

Director Jake Mahaffy
Info
  • USA, New Zealand│
  • 2015│
  • 98min│
  • DCP│
  • color│
  • Feature Film │
  • Fiction

Overview

When a single mother brings her boy to church for healing, the minister confront the incurable illness and his own demons as well. The more he prays, the more things seem to spiral out of his control.

Schedule

Code Date Time Theater Info Ticket
153 2016. 04. 29 18:00 MEGABOX Jeonju(Gaeksa) 9 EK15
509 2016. 05. 03 11:00 CGV Jeonjugosa 5 EK15
928 2016. 05. 07 18:00 CGV Jeonjugosa 5 EK15

Review

The third feature-length film of the up-and-coming New Zealand director Jake Mahaffy. It is inspired by a real incident which led a child to death in 2003. This is a man’s struggle to the salvation of the world and self. With his tangled past, Abe Wilkins becomes a pastor. One day a single mom Melva comes to him with her possessed son. When every efforts went in vain, she becomes pessimistic, saying “God doesn’t take care of men beyond the limit of what we have.” The pastor devotes himself to the boy’s healing with a belief that it can be a miracle that saves everyone. The film shows how people comes to faith when they believe they are abandoned and what is the result of blind faith. The film seems quite realistic thanks to great performances of non-professional actors excluding David Harewood and Edwina Findley. The winner of Best Film in Orizzongti Section in Venice Film Festival, 2015. (JANG Byungwon)

Credit

Director Jake MAHAFFY
Screenplay Jake MAHAFFY
Producer Mike RYAN, Mike BOWES
Cinematography Ava BERKOFSKY
Editor Jake MAHAFFY, Michael TAYLOR
Music Tim OXTON
Cast David HAREWOOD, Edwina FINDLEY DICKERSON, Kathy SMITH

Director

Jake MAHAFFY

Born in USA. Studied filmmaking and currently teaching at the University of Auckland. His first feature Wellness(2008) was officially selected at International Film Festival Rotterdam 2008 and Miracle Boy(2012) was invited Orrizzonti Prize for short film at Venice International Film Festival 2012. Free in Deed won Orrizzonti Prize at Venice International Film Festival 2015 and selected several festivals such as International Film Festival Rotterdam, Stockholm International Film Festival, Beijing International Film Festival.

Trailer

(Free in Deed) DIR. Jake Mahaffy

When a single mother brings her boy to church for healing, the minister confront the incurable illness and his own demons as well. The more he prays, the more things seem to spiral out of his control.