THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED AND THE WINNERS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED.
We haven’t offered you a competition for a while and it’s about time we remedied that. Thankfully, our friends at AR:PR and Somewhere have offered us two shiny new DVDs of The Closer We Get to give away to two lucky winners. I’ve seen and loved the film, as my 4.5 star review will attest.
Details on how to enter are at the bottom of this page, but in the meantime, here’s some information about The Closer We Get:
THE CLOSER WE GET was HOT DOC’s International Documentary winner and has also gone on to win the Women Filmmakers Award from Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival and also Best UK Feature from the Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival.
Directed by Karen Guthrie and Produced by Karen Guthrie and Nina Pope, THE CLOSER WE GET is a powerful and exquisitely-shot autobiographical portrait of loyalty, broken dreams and redemption told by its director, reluctantly-dutiful daughter Karen, who takes you under the skin of the household she returns to for this long goodbye.
Karen’s mother Ann suffers a devastating stroke that brings her daughter back home when she least expects it. But Karen isn’t the only one who returns to help care for Ann in the crisis: Her prodigal father, the unfathomable but endearing Ian – separated from Ann for years – also reappears. Armed with her camera, Karen seizes this last chance to confront the family story before it’s too late, to come to terms with the aftermath of the secret her father had tried – and failed – to keep from them all, and to find that Ann’s stroke has in fact thrown them all a life raft.
With candour, warmth and much unexpected humour, Karen’s role as family confidante, busybody, therapist and spy brings to her audience both a compelling story and a unique portrait of contemporary family survival.
Director Karen Guthrie said: “I’ve been overwhelmed by the success of The Closer We Get both in the UK and internationally – I’ve heard from audiences all over the world how much they have been touched by my family’s story and how much they identify with it. In my wildest dreams, I couldn’t have hoped for more! Releasing now on DVD and VOD makes everyone who worked on the film so proud, as we know it allows even more people to share this wonderful story with us.”
For further details:
The Closer We Get is out on 31st August on VOD and 5th September on DVD in the UK, released by Somewhere.
Entering the Competition
To enter you simply need to share the competition on social media AND email us your details.
To use Twitter to share the competition, follow us @blueprintrev and copy and paste the following into a Tweet:
#bpcomp @blueprintrev Win The Closer We Get – http://blueprintreview.co.uk/2016/08/competition-win-the-closer-we-get-on-dvd
Or you can share the page on Facebook by pasting the link or using the appropriate share icons below (don’t forget to ‘Like’ us too): www.facebook.com/bpreview
Once you’ve shared/tweeted the competition, you need to email us (subject – ‘The Closer We Get Competition’) with your name, Twitter/Facebook handle (whichever you used to share the competition) and postal address to: firstname.lastname@example.org
2 winners will be picked at random when the competition has closed. The competition is only open to residents of the UK – one entry per person and Blueprint: Review contributors are not eligible. The competition ends on 12th September 2016 at 12pm. Winners will be contacted by email soon after that date.