After months of anticipation and a great run at festivals in England, Ireland, Wales, Australia, and India, Lies We Tell, Gabriel’s new film, will open in theaters in the UK and the USA on February 2. It also becomes available via digital HD streaming that day as well.
We know that this is writer/director Mitu Misra’s dream project:
“I am delighted that my film is set to come out in UK cinemas, a long-held dream. It will give the Asian cinema-goer the opportunity to see a home-grown film that has a contemporary, uncompromising story with a modern-day twist but with a nod to family ties and values that they will recognise. I believe that the audience is crying out for a film that is not only highly entertaining but also looks at current issues that are relevant to them.”
With the assistance of master cinematographer Santosh Sivan, a superb cast, great score, and the beauty that is Yorkshire, this film is set to become a dream project for fans, too.
Writer/director Mitu Misra preparing for a radio interview
The latest trailer is in the image header at the top of the page and here is the new poster!
Festival awards and early screenings news
International Film Festival of Wales
Lies We Tell announced on Twitter December 10, 2017 that the film scooped up a bushel basket of awards at the festival in Cardiff, including Best Film, Best Actor (Gabriel Byrne), Best Actress (Sibylla Deen), Best Supporting Actor (Jan Uddin), and Best Music (composer Zbigniew Preisner). Congratulations to all!
January 11 Screening in Bradford, England
Lies We Tell was shot in and around Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. It seems appropriate that the first non-festival viewing of the film would be in its hometown. wink
I visited York in 2014 and I can tell you that the countryside is breath-taking!
Went to the first public screening of #LiesWeTell last night. It’s a really gripping indie film based around Bradford/Leeds starring Gabriel Byrne and Harvey Keitel that tackles a variety of Muslim issues. Worth two hours of your time.
Out on Feb 2nd, I think. pic.twitter.com/I3UeeSinGh
— Ryan Benson (@RyanRyanBenson) January 12, 2018
@LiesWeTellFilm . Thank you for the film premiere in Bradford. Gripping with lots of issues being tackled all in one film! Bradford has lots of other greatnesses it well worth a visit. Film premiered at the National Media and Science Museum LAST NIGHT #Bradford https://t.co/EeNVv1n4Yx
— Gita Mistry (@GitaMistryFood) January 12, 2018
Review from the Bradford Screening
Coming across a modern day action/thriller that grips you without relying on over-the-top special effects is quite rare. But Lies We Tell is a welcome exception that bucks that trend…
Lies We Tell has got its gritty moments, but it isn’t dark. Imagine genuine Yorkshire charm sprinkled over a world of lies, bad morals and crime. And seeing Harvey Keitel driven around the beautiful Yorkshire countryside is worth the entrance fee to this film alone…
The genius use of plot twists throughout the film – some which are incredibly jaw dropping – keeps the excitement flowing, and I jumped at least three times during the movie.
It highlights a number of cultural and modern day issues. There’s some wicked injections of humour too, which add to the enjoyment of the film. The director has cleverly left a mid-pause in the dialogue with these, knowing when a watching audience will laugh.
Premiere in UK
— Lies We Tell Film (@LiesWeTellFilm) January 12, 2018
In the run-up to the UK premiere, Asian Sunday Newspaper provides more information about cast and crew:
The British Asian thriller also stars Jan Uddin alongside veteran actors Manzar Sehbai and Harish Patel and new regular cast member of Hollyoaks, Harvey Virdi. The rest of the stellar cast includes Harvey Keitel, Mark Addy, Gina McKee, Emily Atack and Toyah Wilcox. The cinematography has been handled by India’s national award winning cinematographer Santosh Sivan, who has worked on Bollywood films such as Dil Se, Asoka, and for Tamil and Malayalam films such as Iruvar and Kalapani. Bradford film buffs will be in for a treat, to see how the ace cinematographer has captured the stunning locations of Bradford’s city and rural splendours.
— Lies We Tell Film (@LiesWeTellFilm) January 2, 2018
FromPage2Screen.com : In the tradition of Get Carter and Stormy Monday comes Lies We Tell
Stars of Pulp Fiction and Miller’s Crossing are brought together for Mitu Misra’s unflinching, multi award-winning British thriller about loyalty and revenge, and in the tradition of Mike Hodge’s Get Carter and Mike Figgis’ Stormy Monday.
New Promotional Images
Follow Lies We Tell on social media to see some amazing promotional artwork by the film’s team. Their promo game is very strong and it has been fun to watch it evolve over the past few months!