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Free Screening of Award-Winning Manchester Movie at Leigh Film Factory

20 January @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm


‘Nobody Loves You and You Don’t Deserve to Exist’ is a multi award-winning independent British feature film written and directed by Manchester filmmaker, Brett Gregory.

Starring David Howell (Brassic), Reuben Clarke (Peaky Blinders), Julie Hannan (Elizabeth is Missing) and Wendy Patterson (Spencer), its acclaimed prog/folk medieval soundtrack is written and performed by the Ivor Novello nominated composer, Andrew McCrorie-Shand.


This is a unique opportunity to watch a unique feature film on the big screen at a unique venue to celebrate Greater Manchester’s collective inventiveness, industriousness and imagination.


Loosely based on Hieronymus Bosch’s heaven and hell 15th century painting, ‘The Garden of Earthly Delights’, we follow a grieving ex-English teacher, rotting away on welfare benefits, along the canals and crevices of gothic Manchester as he reflects upon the tragic-comic fragments of his shattered past during the 1980s, 1990s and 2020s of Broken Britain.


Since May 2022 the film has won over 50 international film awards and nominations including Best Feature Film (Ponza Film Awards / Italy 2022), Best Director (Madrid International Film Festival / Spain 2022), Best Soundtrack (Eastern Europe Film Festival / Romania 2022), Best Actor (Stockholm City Film Festival / Sweden 2022), Best Supporting Actor (Arrow International Film Festival / France 2022), Best Supporting Actress (Indo Malay Film Festival / Malaysia 2022), Best Film Poster (Athens Art Film Festival / Greece 2022).


‘Nobody Loves You and You Don’t Deserve to Exist’ is currently rated 7.6 out of 10 on IMDb and 3.5 out of 5 on Letterboxd and, alongside its soundtrack, it has enjoyed over 100 glowing film reviews from all over the world:

‘A searing portrait of modern Britain’ – Stephen Gillespie, The Twin Geeks

‘A modern Manchester fable’ – Becky Lima-Matthews, Live For Film

‘A new era of British working class filmmaking’ – Stepan Antonovich, IMDb

‘Andrew McCrorie-Shand is quite outstanding here. A world class music master class at your doorstep’ – A & R Factory

‘A chilling, atmospheric success that brings eerie, Kubrickian vibes. This soundtrack is sweepingly cinematic’ – Obscure Sound


This screening event is also a fantastic opportunity to meet and network with fellow fans of Manchester’s creative culture to discuss and exchange views, opinions, ideas and contact details.


20 January
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Leigh Film Factory
Leigh Film Factory 4th Floor Leigh Spinners Mill Park Lane Leigh WN7 2LB
Leigh, WN7 2LB Leigh
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