Robyn Isaac (Red) in TIDES by Tupaq Felber

Join writer/director Tupaq Felber for a preview screening of his debut feature, TIDES, at Chichester Film Festival on Friday 10th August, followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker.

Subtle, honest and packed with humour, Tupaq Felber's arresting debut premiered at London Film Festival in 2017. Shot in black and white in real time over a few days and loosely scripted in a collaborative effort with the cast, Felber's unique, naturalistic approach brings a refreshing edge to British film and creates a visually striking and truthful observation on friendship.

Set against the backdrop of Southern England's serene waterways, a group of forty-somethings gather for a sunny weekend reunion on a narrowboat steered by canal boat novice Jon (Jon Foster). Loaded with booze, the gang - Jon, Red (Robyn Isaac), Zooby (Jamie Zubairi) and Simon (Simon Meacock) - swiftly revert to their playful youth; Jon likes to entertain and Red, whether she likes it or not, can't help being a drama queen.

The four unwind, taking in the lush surroundings and sharing banter like the old days. But what soon becomes apparent is that something unspoken is bubbling beneath the surface...

Jamie Zubairi, Simon Meacock, Robyn Isaac and Jon Foster in TIDES by Tupaq Felber

"The subtle nuances and delicate balance of pain hidden beneath the surface of euphoric drunkenness makes this buddy film a very strong debut"


"Gorgeously shot... one hell of a debut... glorious... Felber's future in filmmaking looks bright. Tides has an authenticity to it that's hard to come by... Levinson's Diner and Kasdan's The Big Chill come to mind."



"A genuine discovery... this is an intimate and insightful piece of work... [Tupaq Felber] is a name we will be hearing much more of in the future."



TIDES is screening at 18:00 on Friday 10th August 2018 at Chichester Cinema at New Park as part of Chichester Film Festival, followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Tupaq Felber. To book tickets click here.

Director: Tupaq Felber

Cast: Jon Foster, Robyn Isaac, Simon Meacock, Jamie Zubairi

2017 / 98 minutes / black & white / UK