WHO’S IN IT?
Hannah Rae (Fighting with my Family), Devrim Lingnau (film debut), Jessica Raine (Benjamin), Tobias Menzies (Black Sea), Greg Wise (Effie Gray), Daniel Tuite (The Death of Stalin), Lorna Gayle (One Day)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Emily Harris (Borges and I), director, writer; Lizzie Brown (Fly Trap) and Emily Precious (Crooked House), producers; Phil Selway (Let Me Go), composer; Michael Wood (Mr. Right), cinematographer; Rebecca Lloyd (My Name Is Lenny), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Lara (Rae) lives in an isolated country mansion under the strict watch of her governess, Miss Fontaine (Raine). When a young woman named Carmilla (Lingnau) is brought in to recover after a nearby carriage crash, Lara finds herself enchanted by the mysterious new arrival, and their passionate relationship soon strikes fear into the oppressive Miss Fontaine…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Director Emily Harris strips away the supernatural elements of the classic Sheridan Le Fanu novel of the same name, and instead focuses on the much more human – and far more effective – gothic story at its centre.