"Fisherman's Friends" at Lavazza Drive In International Film Festival

Updated: Jul 13

The Canadian Premiere Screening of the box office record-breaking UK film, Fisherman’s Friends, will screen at the inaugural edition of the Lavazza Drive-In Film Festival at Ontario Place, co-hosted by ICFF, presented by IC Savings, and CHIN Radio/TV. The complete list of titles has been released, including several international premieres and award-winning films.


Fisherman’s Friends, directed by Chris Foggin, is the story of a London music exec who becomes a true “fish out of water" when he tries to sign a record deal with a group of singing fishermen. The film will represent the UK on Sunday July 26, 2020



Twelve international contemporary films will be screened at the Lavazza Drive-In Film Festival in Toronto, from July 20 through the 31 at Ontario Place, co-presented by ICFF, presented by IC Savings, and CHIN Radio/TV. The Festival will offer something for everyone - from comedies to musicals, historical dramas to crime thrillers to family- friendly films, and everything in between. A different nation will be represented each night, including France, China, Russia, the US, the UK, Brazil, India, Canada, and Italy. A portion of ticket sales will go directly to the Canadian Red Cross to assist with COVID-19 relief efforts.


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Fisherman's Friends

July 26, 2020

Genre: Comedy, Drama | Language: English | Subtitles: N/A

A cynical London music executive heads to a remote Cornish village where his boss tricks him into trying to sign a group of singing fishermen. He becomes the ultimate “fish out of water” as he struggles to gain the respect of this unlikely boy band, and their skeptical families, who value friendship and community over fame and fortune. As he’s drawn deeper into their traditional way of life, he’s forced to re-evaluate his own integrity and his definition of success.





LAVAZZA DRIVE-IN SHOWTIMES Date: Sunday, July 26, 2020; 9:15 PM

City: Toronto, Venue: Ontario Place-East Island

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DIRECTOR: Chris Foggin

Chris Foggin is a British director best known for his work on Kids in Love (2016), The Double (2013), The World’s End (2013), and the 2012 short film Friend Request Pending, starring Judi Dench, which won awards at both the Aspen and New York shorts festivals.

FILM INFO Original Title Fisherman’s Friends Year2019 Country United Kingdom Length112 min Genre Comedy-Drama Language English CAST & CREDITS Director Chris Foggin Production Fred Films, Powderkeg Pictures, BondIt Media Capital Distribution Level Film Canada Cast Daniel Mays, James Purefoy, David Hayman, Dave Johns, Sam Swainsbury


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