Fords on Water


Time Out says

Two London kids, one black, one white, are cast into the outer darkness of the dole. But as this duo leave behind the night-locked city, speeding northwards in a stolen motor, it's soon clear that Bliss' first feature celebrates resistance not resignation; and that with its lustrous, colourful images and laconic screenplay, its jump cuts and jazzy score, it owes less to drab naturalism than to the moody poetry of Neil Jordan's Angel, spiked with Nouvelle Vague verve and nerve. There is much to enjoy: an irreverent sense of humour, a great saxy soundtrack by Angel composer Keith Donald, and above all an upbeat ending that has Thatcher's flotsam cheekily waving, not drowning.


Release details

83 mins

Cast and crew

Barry Bliss
Barry Bliss, Billy Colvill
Elvis Payne
Mark Wingett
Kathryn Apanowicz
Jason Rose
Allister Bain
David Ryall
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