Movie Review – Forgotten Man (2017)

Forgotten Man, 2017.

Directed by Arran Shearing

Starring Toby Wharton, Obi Abili, Will Alexander, Oya Bacak and Tyler Dawson.


A troubled young actor in an East London Theatre Company for the homeless romances a wealthy out-of-towner in the bustling streets of contemporary London.

Written and directed by debut feature filmmaker, Arran Shearing, Forgotten Man follows Carl, a homeless man struggling to get by on the streets of London until he began working with a theatre company in East London for the homeless. After meeting a wealthy American, who he falls for, Carl struggles even more with his history and identity.

From the outset, Shearing’s film sounds as if it has a foundationally stable framework. However, ten minutes into the film, Forgotten Man takes on a kaleidoscope feeling of short film moments stitched together by a central narrative that vanishes and reappears every twenty minutes. The film’s introduction manages
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