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County Lines is a powerful and moving coming-of-age film about a 14-year-old boy who is groomed into a county lines criminal network.
Inspired by the stories he heard while mentoring young people at an east London pupil referral unit, writer director Henry Blake's powerful feature debut boasts a compelling central performance by Conrad Khan as 14-year-old Tyler, with strong supporting performances from Ashley Madekwe (The Umbrella Academy, Tell Me A Story) and Harris Dickinson (Maleficent: Mistress of Evil).
Newly recorded audio commentary by director Henry Blake
County Lines Q&A (2020, 40 mins): writer-director Henry Blake, and actors Conrad Khan and Ashley Madekwe in conversation with Variety and Observer critic Guy Lodge
Anatomy of a Scene (2020, 3 mins): Henry Blake and Conrad Khan discuss one of the key scenes from the film. Recorded at BFI Southbank in 2020
Gus & Son (2017, 13 mins): short film by Henry Blake exploring the difficult relationship between a father and his son
County Lines (2017, 22 mins): Henry Blake’s short film which he would go on to develop into a feature
Children of the City (1944, 31 mins): made for the Ministry of Information by Paul Rotha Productions this dramatised study of child delinquency in Scotland was directed by Budge Cooper and photographed by Wolfgang Suschitzky