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Glazer short film makes surprise debut on BBC2

October 28, 2019

A new short film from acclaimed writer and director Jonathan Glazer (Sexy Beast, Birth, Under The Skin) surprised viewers on BBC Two on Sunday night, when it appeared unannounced on the channel at 10pm.

Inspired by The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters, an etching by Francisco Goya, The Fall is a powerful short film which invites the audience to project their preoccupations and interpretations.

Following its world premiere on BBC Two, The Fall appeared immediately on BBC iPlayer. In conjunction with its unorthodox transmission on BBC Two, The Fall also appeared unannounced in a number of leading independent cinemas on Sunday evening, surprising theatrical audiences across the UK.

Rose Garnett, Director of BBC Films, who commissioned The Fall, said: “The opportunity to invite a visionary filmmaker like Jonathan Glazer to create a piece that could really demonstrate the power of short-form filmmaking and bring urgent work to audiences in surprising ways was too good to miss. We’re thrilled that the BBC is home to this extraordinary film.”

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