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Dark Sky Films is proud to present LOLA, a thrilling sci-fi drama



Set in 1940 England, LOLA is a thrilling sci-fi drama earning near-universal acclaim from critics and audiences alike. Enterprising sisters Thomasina "Thom" Hanbury (Emma Appleton, Everything I Know About Love, The Witcher, Pistol, Traitors) and Martha "Mars" Hanbury (Stefanie Martini, Prime Suspect 73, The Last Kingdom, Make Up, Crooked House) have built a machine, LOLA, that can intercept radio and TV broadcasts from the future. The device gives them an exciting preview of the world to come, including music by the likes of David Bowie and the Kinks. But with World War II escalating, the sisters decide to use the machine as a weapon of intelligence, with world-altering consequences.


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In his feature debut, director Andrew Legge employs a documentary-like approach to tell his story, which centers on footage discovered in old movie reel cans in a deserted house -- footage that purportedly reveals the work of the eccentric sisters. Much of LOLA was shot with period cameras, the footage then home-processed in a vintage16mm developing tank in order to give the movie an authentically aged feel.


1941, sisters Thom and Mars have built a machine, LOLA, that can intercept radio and TV broadcasts from the future.


This allows them to listen to iconic music before it has been made, place bets knowing what the outcome will be and embrace their inner punk well before the movement cam

e into existence.


But with the Second World War escalating, the sisters decide to use the machine for good to intercept information from the future that could help with military intelligence. The machine initially proves to be a huge success, rapidly twisting the fortunes of the war against the Nazis.


While Thom becomes intoxicated by LOLA, Mars begins to realise the terrible consequences of its power


LOLA

Directed by: Andrew Legge

Written by: Andrew Legge & Angeli Macfarlane

Produced by: Alan Maher & John Wallace

Country of Origin: Ireland & United Kingdom

Language: English

Genre: Science Fiction, Drama, Independent

Distributor: Dark Sky Films

Run Time: 79 minutes

Cast: Stefanie Martini (Prime Suspect 73, The Last Kingdom, Make Up, Crooked House), Emma Appleton (Everything I Know About Love, The Witcher, Pistol, Traitors) , Rory Fleck Byrne (Vampire Academy) & Aaron Monaghan (The Banshees of Inisherin, Assassin's Creed)





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