RAY & LIZ

Director: Richard Billingham

Writer: Richard Billingham

Producer: Jacqui Davies

Renowned photographer Richard Billingham makes his feature-film debut with this intricate family portrait, inspired by his own memories of growing up in the West Midlands in the late 70s and early 80s, and then his father and mother in the late 90’s.
 

Billingham revisits the figures of his earlier photographs — his alcoholic father Ray; his mother Liz; and his younger brother Jason — with a series of family vignettes where life, lived on the margins of society and societal taboos, can spiral out of control.

Awards

Best Film, Batumi International ArtHouse Film Festival 

Breakthrough Producer, British Independent Film Awards

Douglas Hickox Award, British Independent Film Awards

Best Cinematography, Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema

Best Actress, Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema

Best Picture not Released in 2018, International Cinephile Awards

SIGNIS Award, Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema

Feature Narrative Winner, El Gouna Film Festival

Jury Special Prize - Best Director, Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival

Special Jury Prize Winner, Locarno International Film Festival

Grand Prix Winner, Luxembourg City Film Festival

Prix de l’experimentation – Special Mention Winner, Montreal Festival of New Cinema

Grand Jury Award, Seville European Film Festival

Golden Alexander Winner, Thessaloniki Film Festival

New Europe New Names Best Film, Vilinus International Film Festival

DSC_6791_Ray_Liz_RobBakerAshton_v1_flat_

Nominations

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer, BAFTA

Audience Award, AFI Fest

Grand Jury Prize, Angers European Film Festival

Best Production Design, British Independent Film Awards

Best Film, Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema

Politiken’s Audience Award, CPH PIX

Best Film Award, Cyprus Film Days International Festival

European Discovery, European Film Awards

Best International First Feature, Galway Film Fleadh

Feature Competition, Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival

Emeric Pressburger Prize, Jamesson Cinefest

Best Internatoinal First Film, Jurusalem Film Festival

Jaeger – LeCoultre Best Film Award, Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival

Best Film of the Perspectives Section, Ljubljana International Film Festival

Best Film, Locarno International Film Festival

Breakthrough British/Irish Filmmaker of the Year, London Critics Circle Film Awards

First Feature Competition, London Film Festival

New Voices/New Visions Grand Jury Prize, Palm Springs International Film Festival

Best Film, Seville European Film Festival

New Directors Competition, Best Film, Sao Paulo International Film Festival

Impact Award, Stockholm Film Festival