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POLY STYRENE: I AM A CLICHÉ
Feature Documentary co-directed by Celeste Bell and Paul Sng
Released in the UK in 2021 by Modern Films and Sky Arts, and in February 2022 Utopia released the film in the United States.
Premiered at the Glasgow Film Festival, SXSW, HotDocs, SFF Film Festival and many more.
The film is BAFTA Scotland and Grierson Nominated for Best Feature Film and Best Music Documentary and won two BIFA (British Independent Film Awards) Awards in 2022, for Best Documentary and the Raindance Discovery Awards. Celeste was also nominated by BIFA for the Best Debut Director award for the film.
Some people think little girls should be soon and not heard....
“She was ahead of her time”: Celeste Bell on the book she’s written about her mum, punk legend Poly Styrene
NEW YORK TIMES
Celeste has made several television and radio appearances to talk about her work including:
NPR (USA) WNYC "All of It with Alison Stewart"
CBC (Canada) Breakfast Television
The One Show (BBC)
Jonathan Ross - BBC Radio 2
Robert Elms - BBC Radio London
Celeste has taken part in a variety of Q&A's both in person and virtually including:
Aesthetica Festival/Birds Eye View
BFI (British Film Institute)
Bertha Doc House