WHO’S IN IT?
Eleanor Worthington-Cox (Action Point), Maxine Peake (Funny Cow), Richard Harrington (Elfie Hopkins), Mark Lewis Jones (Child 44), Kobna Holdbrook-Smith (Mary Poppins Returns), Richard Elfyn (Killer Elite), Gwion Glyn (film debut), Jodie Innes (film debut), Dyfrig Evans (film debut)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
William McGregor (film debut), director, writer; Hilary Bevan Jones (The Boat That Rocked) and Tom Nash (film debut), producers; James Edward Barker (Lean On Pete), composer; Adam Etherington (Lovelorn), cinematographer; Mark Towns (The Ritual), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In 19th century Snowdonia, a young girl named Gwen (Worthington-Cox) tries desperately to hold her home together, despite her mother’s (Peake) mysterious illness, her father’s absence, and a ruthless mining company that’s slowly encroaching on their land. In the midst of everything, a growing darkness soon casts its shadow on her home, which causes the townsfolk to turn against Gwen and her family…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Eleanor Worthington-Cox is marvellous as the titular character of this gothic folk tale with some unexpectedly dark and unforgiving horror aspects to it.