Faustus: That Damned Woman

22nd Jan 2020 - 4th Apr 2020

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BORDERS / POLAND

'Borders bring fear and distrust.'

A Polish long-distance lorry driver reflects on a life of distrust, borders and endless queuing before the creation of Schengen.

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Performed by Jacek Koman

Written by Jakub Żulczyk

Directed by Amy Hodge

Produced by Jess Gormley

Filmed and edited by Noah Payne-Frank

Producer for Headlong Alecia Marshall

Assistant producer Tilly Taylor

Executive producers for the Guardian: Jess Gormley, Charlie Phillips

Executive producers for Headlong: Jeremy Herrin, Alan Stacey, Holly Race Roughan


TERRA FIRMA / SPAIN

'Europe's one big scam.'

A young Spanish woman refuses to leave her rural community for the EU's flase promise of prosperity abroad. Staying loval is what counts.

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Filmed at Fiesta de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, Cantillana, Andalusia

Performed by Paula Iwasaki

Written by Blanca Doménech

Directed by Amy Hodge

Produced by Jess Gormley

Filmed and edited by Noah Payne-Frank

Composed by Tim Goalen

Producer for Headlong Alecia Marshall

Assistant producer Tilly Taylor

Executive producers for the Guardian: Jess Gormley, Charlie Phillips

Executive producers for Headlong: Jeremy Herrin, Alan Stacey, Holly Race Roughan

 

DIM SUM / UK

'I'm British. Island mentality innit.'

A bailiff clears out the house of an unsuspecting couple, but is angered by their surprise. Why should he care - British values have always put individualism at the cost of everything else haven't they?

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Performed by Javone Prince

Written by Clint Dyer

Directed by Amy Hodge

Produced by Jess Gormley

Filmed and edited by Noah Payne-Frank

Composed by Tim Goalen

Producer for Headlong Alecia Marshall

Assistant producer Tilly Taylor

Executive producers for the Guardian: Jess Gormley, Charlie Phillips

Executive producers for Headlong: Jeremy Herrin, Alan Stacey, Holly Race Roughan

TOP OF THE CLASS / SWEDEN

‘We knew we were the best.’

In the idyllic garden of Sweden, a father describes how, by trying to always be the best, Swedish politics has been devoured by the internet and division has taken hold.

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Performed by Viktor Åkerblom

Written by Jonas Jonasson

Directed by Amy Hodge

Produced by Jess Gormley

Filmed and edited by Noah Payne-Frank

Producer for Headlong Alecia Marshall

Assistant producer Tilly Taylor

Executive producers for the Guardian: Jess Gormley, Charlie Phillips

Executive producers for Headlong: Jeremy Herrin, Alan Stacey, Holly Race Roughan

 

NEANDERTHAL / GERMANY

‘What lies ahead is the past.’

A Neanderthal walks us through the passage of time to predict the future using the lessons of the past.

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Filmed at the Schaubühne Theatre, Berlin

Performed by Robert Beyer

Written by Marius von Mayenburg

Directed by Amy Hodge

Produced by Jess Gormley

Filmed and edited by Noah Payne-Frank

Composed by Tim Goalen

Producer for Headlong Alecia Marshall

Assistant producer Tilly Taylor

Executive producers for the Guardian: Jess Gormley, Charlie Phillips

Executive producers for Headlong: Jeremy Herrin, Alan Stacey, Holly Race Roughan

ONE RIGHT ANSWER / FRANCE

"Where's the democracy in that?"

The French government ignored the results of a 2005 referendum on the EU, but at what cost to democracy?

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Performed by Sabrina Ouazani

Written by Alice Zeniter

Directed by Amy Hodge

Produced by Jess Gormley

Filmed and edited by Noah Payne-Frank

Producer for Headlong Alecia Marshall

Assistant producer Tilly Taylor

Executive producers for the Guardian: Jess Gormley, Charlie Phillips

Executive producers for Headlong: Jeremy Herrin, Alan Stacey, Holly Race Roughan

 

Donnú Bréige (Fake Tan) / IRELAND

‘The world needs to get more Irish.’

An Irish woman is splitting up with her English boyfriend who is returning home to the UK. What is the impact of the end of their union?

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Performed by Evanna Lynch

Written by Lisa McInerney

Directed by Amy Hodge

Produced by Jess Gormley

Filmed and edited by Noah Payne-Frank

Producer for Headlong Alecia Marshall

Assistant producer Tilly Taylor

Executive producers for the Guardian: Jess Gormley, Charlie Phillips

Executive producers for Headlong: Jeremy Herrin, Alan Stacey, Holly Race Roughan