Billed as a ‘tragi-comedy’, Jane Spencer’s Ninth Cloud will get its UK bow at the upcoming Raindance Festival.

Set in 90s London, the film digs into the meaning of love, loss and existence itself  – all wrapped up with a uniquely surreal twist.

The official synopsis is as follows:

“Set in 90s London, THE NINTH CLOUD tells the story of Zena (Megan Maczko), who, trying to escape the grief of her family being killed in a plane crash, becomes infatuated with fellow American Bob (Michael Madsen), an enigmatic but failed poet and writer, who has taken up residency in a Hackney squat. Searching for hope through Bob’s artistic visions, whilst clinging on to her fragile grasp of reality, Zena collides and colludes with an array of desperados, angst-ridden IT girls and debauched failed artists. Two men in particular zero in on her: Brett, a narcissistic socialite (Leo Gregory), and Jonny, a drink-drowning musician searching for a way to re-surface (Jean Hughes Anglade). But it is to the unattainable Bob that Zena is mystically drawn to – as if only he holds the answer to the meaning of her life…”

The film’s European premiere will land in London on September 29 at the Vue Piccadilly, and the great news is Spencer, Madsen and Gregory will all be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A.

The trailer (below) suggests something pretty offbeat, and with Madsen and Maczko (who wowed us in recent home invasion horror Deadly Virtues) as the leads, this looks pretty intriguing.


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Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written three books - on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014), the history of the character Norman Bates (2015) and the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker (2017). He is currently working with director Richard Loncraine to explore all avenues in a bid to orchestrate the re-release of 1978 Mia Farrow chiller Full Circle