dir. Rob Curry, Tim Plester | documentary, 2017, United Kingdom | 94 min.
The Ballad of Shirley Collins
She was one of those who revived the interest in traditional English music in the 1960s and 1970s. Because of her voice problems, Shirley Collins had to discontinue her career. But she did not give up. The film authors tell us a story of the living legend of folk music, going back in time to show both the period of her glory and the most tragic moments of her life. Today, this over-80-year-old singer makes a comeback in great style.

Rob Curry

British director, screenwriter and producer. Before he embarked on his cinematographic career, he had worked in the theatre for a number of years, the result of which is a documentary recording of "Tempest" (2012). He is the co-author of the award-winning documentary "Way of the Morris" (2011), which had its premiere at the SXSW Film Festival in Texas. His achievements include both feature-length documentaries and short feature films, such as "East End Stories" (2010) or "Grandmother’s Footsteps" (2011).

Tim Plester

Director, producer, screenwriter and film and television actor. He was born in 1970 in Banbury in the UK. He has featured in popular series, such as "Game of Thrones" and "Doctor Who", as well as feature films, which include "Kick-Ass" (2010, dir. Matthew Vaughn), "Irina Palm" (2007, dir. Sam Garbarski) and "Control" (2007, dir. Anton Corbijn). He is a co-director of award-winning documentary films.