As the sounds of Patti Smith's Land pulsate, Laila dances along to the song, whilst Aaron watches on in that sort of awkward way you do when someone starts dancing in front of you. However, as the songs plays and Laila continues her reverie, Aaron loosens up and the awkwardness shifts in something more comfortable, their mutual presence easing into each other. Intercut with this moment of growing ease are more ominous images, two cars gliding through the nighttime Yorkshire landscape, determined looks on the faces of those who, by implication, are already interrupting the brighter visage of Laila and Aaron.
Catch Me Daddy has already found a receptive audience on its rounds on the festival circuit, screening at both Cannes and both the Leeds and London Film Festival, with Sameena Jabeen Ahmed picking up a Best British Newcomer at the latter. It certainly has our attention, so it should now also have yours.
Catch Me Daddy is out this Friday. Read Jo's review about it now!