Seat in Shadow

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An unconventional therapist, his friend’s moody gay grandson and an anthropomorphised cheese plant bond in this weird and wonderful comedy.

Director: Henry Coombes

Writer: Henry Coombes, David Sillars

Stars: David Sillars, Jonathan Leslie


Ben is having boyfriend troubles again so his grandma introduces him to Albert, an eccentric painter who doubles as an unconventional, Jung-inspired psychotherapist. Their therapy sessions end up revealing as much about Albert as they do about Ben in this twisted, sexual comedy.

Filmed on location in Glasgow, Seat in Shadow is the debut feature from writer/ director Henry Coombes. The film is a witty study of social mores and sexual excess where the boundaries between doctor and patient, artist and muse become increasingly blurred.

  • “An uplifting expose of life and love through the prism of gay experience”

    Scott Clark - Cinehouse/Forbidden Room
  • “The most original and promising feature debut I've seen by a Scottish-based director in some time”

    Brian Beadie - Kiltr
  • “A dizzying and bold arthouse trip”

    Cameron Frew - Filmswot
Cast: David Sillars, Jonathan Leslie
Director: Henry Coombes
Writers: Henry Coombes, David Sillars
Country: UK
Language: English
Format: PAL
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Running Time: 81 mins
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
DVD Release Date: 16-10-2017
VoD Release Date: 25-09-2017
DVD Extras: Three short films by Henry Coombes
Dvd Catalogue Number: 5060265150730
Year: 2016

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