Elfie Hopkins, post-punk, retro hippy, is a slacker and “wanna-be” detective. Disappointed in life and frustrated by her mother’s death from a “stray” hunter’s bullet, she hates her new step-mother and the milksop her father has become. Elfie seeks solace and inspiration from the old school detectives in The Maltese Falcon and Chinatown, with her geeky best friend, Dylan. They investigate the villagers, looking for non-existent crimes to solve. Her mundane existence is thrown for a spin with the arrival of new neighbours, the Gammons – trendy sophisticates, fascinating world travelers. The Gammons organise tailor-made, exotic holidays for the villagers. Fascinated at first, Elfie soon smells a rat when one of their children unknowingly drops a hint about their background. The Gammons have strange taste. Yummy!
Filmed on location in a beautiful remote Welsh village, director Ryan Andrews signs a detective story with baroque undertones. Elfie Hopkins is his debut feature film. Besides TV work, he previously made the short films Little Munchkin, Jerusalem and Family Picnic.
Country: United Kingdom
Version: English, with French subtitles
Director: Ryan Andrews
Producer: Michael Wiggs, Jonathan Sothcott
Screenplay: Ryan Andrews, Riyad Barmania
Cinematography: Tobia Sempi
Editing: Peter Hollywood
Music: Jordan Andrews
Cast: Jaime Winstone, Ray Winstone, Aneurin Barnard