Bolan’s Shoes

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This story takes us on a tumultuous journey from the height of T. Rex mania in 1970s Liverpool to the present-day poignancy of what would have been Marc Bolan’s 75th birthday. It captures the heady exhilaration of glam rock mania through the experiences of a group of over-excited kids from a local children’s home before a devastating road accident changes their lives forever. Years later, and still clinging to the adoration of her childhood idol, survivor Penny takes best friend and fellow Marc Bolan fan to visit his shrine in London but a chance encounter there catapults her back to the horror she had tried so hard to forget. Light-hearted comedy and supernatural chills abound in this inspirational story that explores the enduring legacy of childhood trauma and the life-affirming power of music.

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Welsh Connections

Director / Writer / Producer: Ian Puleston-Davies
Cast: Mark Lewis Jones, Dyfan Dwyfor
Lleoliad: South Stack, Holyhead / Penmaenmawr, Conwy / Anglesey, Menai Bridge

Production Details

Producers: Dean Fisher, Terri Dwyer
Cast: Timothy Spall, Leanne Best, Mathew Horne

Technical Details

Length: 1 hour 35 minutes
Language: English and Welsh
Certificate: 12A
Format: DCP & BluRay
Accessibility: English subtitles


Dyddiad: 15th September 2023


Leanne Best is especially terrific” “Positively sweet★★★★ Daily Mail

Gives a voice to people normally pushed to the margins, helped no end by the performances of Best, Spall…  The film’s greatest asset, though, is its sharp and beautifully observed screenplay by Ian Puleston-Davies★★★★ Jeremy C. Processing

It captures the heady exhilaration of glam rock mania★★★★ Movies1

Strong performances… Spall is every bit as good as Best The Guardian

Bangs a gong for glam rock nostalgia but packs a devastating emotional punch” Nick Howells, Evening Standard 

(Timothy) Spall is incredible as Jimmy – he’s perfectly cast – while Leanne Best is also excellent in a challenging role.” FilmInk

Timothy Spall and Leanne Best pull out an acting masterclass in this gripping plot that all glam rock fans will relate to. A must-see” – Ian Wooley, The Beat

“Leanne Best and Timothy Spall were both fantastic to watch as they take the audience on a truly emotional journey” ★★★★ Let’s Go to the Movies 

It’s a treat to hear the T.Rex classics in theatres again” 7/10 Uncut

written and directed with obvious great affection for its subject by Ian Puleston-Davies and performed with total commitment by its cast. The Arts Desk 

We are left with the emotional core of this sweet-natured film, which asserts the power of music to bring people together, graced with an exquisite performance by Timothy Spall.” The Arts Desk 

Timothy Spall and Leanne Best shine Independent

Tour to force acting performances from Best and Spall” 7/10 Pictures That Talk

“Sincere and touching” Gold Radio UK


  • Manchester Film Festival 2023 – “Audience Award”
  • Woods Hole Film Festval – Iaho, USA
  • Cleveland International Film Festival – Cleveland, USA
  • Jasper Poppy International Film Festival – California, USA – Best Drama Feature, Best Editing, Icon Award
  • Revelation Perth International Film Festival – Perth, Australia
  • Julien Dubuque International Film Festival – Iowa, USA
  • Cineques Film & Creativity Festival – California, USA
  • Oxford Film Festival – Mississippi, USA

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