The fact that this film was shot entirely on an iPhone is forgotten before it reaches the end of the snappy opening conversation. These are some of the best movie characters in recent memory, and their interaction overflows with wit and attitude. The audience is immediately gripped, eager to see where they'll go and what they might do or say next.
It's set on the grimier end of Hollywood Boulevard on Christmas Eve, where Sin-Dee (Kitana Kiki Rodriguez) has just been released from a month in jail for prostitution. Her fellow tranny hooker pal Alexandra (Mya Taylor) meets her, reporting that Sin-Dee's pimp/boyfriend Chester (James Ransone) has started seeing a real woman. Sin-Dee is horrified, and sets out to find this "real fish" Dinah (Mickey O'Hagen) and give her a piece of her mind.
Meanwhile, Alexandra is preparing for her big night singing in a local bar, trying to drum up an audience. Along the way, she meets up with her regular client Razmik (Karren Karagulian), whose meddling mother-in-law (Alla Tumanian) is determined to prove to his wife (Luiza Nersisyan) that he's cheating on her.
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Can the tale of two transgender prostitutes out to avenge a love betrayal capture your imagination?
Take two transgender prostitutes, one busy Christmas Eve and a tale of betrayal and you have the basic premise to Tangerine, an independent comedy-drama from director, Sean Baker.
Tangerine is a unique take on a life less shown by director, Sean Baker
Baker centres the action around several crime-riddled blocks of Tinseltown and on Sin-Dee (newcomer Kitana Kiki Rodriguez) who is back on the block after a 28-day stint in prison.
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Young British talents Joe Dempsie, Freya Mavor, Jamie Dornan and Alice Englert star in this period drama
‘New Worlds’ is Peter Flannery’s sequel to the excellent English Civil War drama 'The Devil’s Whore.' Set in the 1680s, the drama sees two young men and two young women – from different sides of the Atlantic - take on the powers that be in a fight against tyranny and for love.
New Worlds kicks off tonight (April 1) at 9pm on Channel 4
"It shows the beginning of the American dream," explains 19-year-old Alice Englert, one of the four young British talents starring in the Channel 4 drama. "What will be fascinating for UK audiences is looking at the beginning, how that dream was always going to be built on something quite… gross."
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