WHO’S IN IT?

Rooney Mara (Lion), Ben Mendelsohn (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Riz Ahmed (City of Tiny Lights), Indira Varma (Exodus: Gods and Kings), Tara Fitzgerald (Legend), Tobias Menzies (Casino Royale), Isobelle Molloy (Maleficent), Emilee Roscamp (film debut), Poppy Corby-Tuech (Youth), Ciarán McMenamin (Outcast), Natasha Little (Welcome to the Punch), Sophie Stanton (Grow Your Own), Sydney Wade (The Damned United), Grainne Keenan (Half of a Yellow Sun), Xanthe Gibson (film debut), Ruby Stokes (film debut)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Benedict Andrews (film debut), director; David Harrower (film debut), writer; Maya Amsellem (The Invisible Woman), Patrick Daly (August: Osage County) and Jean Doumanian (Sweet and Lowdown), producers; Jed Kurzel (Alien: Covenant), composer; Thimios Bakatakis (The Lobster), cinematographer; Nick Fenton (Submarine), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

Una Spencer (Mara) is a 27-year-old woman who unexpectedly arrives at the workplace of Ray (Mendelsohn), an older gentleman who used to be Una’s next-door neighbour, and who also engaged in an abusive sexual relationship with her when she was thirteen. She confronts him about unresolved questions about their affair, while he struggles to keep his new identity secure and to also find out her ulterior motives…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

Rooney Mara and Ben Mendelsohn are fantastic in this big-screen version of playwright David Harrower’s play Blackbird, which covers heavy topical issues such as child sexual abuse with poignant drama and stunning commentary.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER 2017