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  • Directed by Damian Marcano
  • Starring Akil Gerard Williams, Yidah Leonard, Lou Lyons
  • BFI London Film Festival 2022
  • 2022 | 107mins | Trinidad and Tabago, USA | (15)

Tickets Are Only Available via BFI London Film Festival Website.


Damian Marcano’s vibrant, rollicking, rags-to-riches tale follows the antics of a young Trinidadian cheesemaker-turned-drug dealer.

What do you have to do to get your big break? For Skimma, tired of life in his small Caribbean village and faced with impending parenthood after a one-night stand, the answer is easy – you start a weed empire by stealing goods from your local Rastafarian and storing them in wheels of cheese. The result? Skimma has accidentally created a new, potent strain of weed. But while his profits are soaring, the police are hot on his trail. Imagine First Cow crossed with City of God by way of The Harder They Come and you’re not far from Marcano’s unique sophomore feature. A kaleidoscopic, hilarious and surreal comedy, featuring dynamic subtitles, fake adverts and cursed talking trees, Chee$e is guaranteed to become the next cult classic. - Grace Barber-Plentie

Content warning: Contains flashing images