In 1941, music-loving sisters Thomasina and Martha Hanbury build a machine called LOLA, which can intercept radio and TV broadcasts from the future. Initially using it to become the first fans of David Bowie, as WWII escalates the siblings deploy their precognition contraption in the military intelligence fight against the Nazis. Cleverly constructed using distressed B&W film stock, this playful first feature mixes fake celluloid newsreels with genuine archive, plus sardonic synth-pop songs by The Divine Comedy’s Neil Hannon.



LOLA

1h 18m

Director: Andrew Legge
Cast: Stefanie Martini, Emma Appleton, Rory Fleck Byrne, Aaron Monaghan

Showing at the Edinburgh International Film Festival on 15th August 2022 with a further screening on the 19th August