WHO’S IN IT?
Florence Pugh (The Falling), Cosmo Jarvis (Spooks: The Greater Good), Naomi Ackie (film debut), Christopher Fairbank (The Fifth Element), Paul Hilton (Klimt), Bill Fellows (Act of God), Ian Conningham (Denial), Rebecca Manley (The Jealous God), Golda Rosheuvel (Dead Boss), Fleur Houdijk (All Stars), David Kirkbride (Abschussfahrt), Joseph Teague (Bloodless), Cliff Burnett (A Prayer For The Dying), Anton Palmer (film debut)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
William Oldroyd (In Mid Wickedness), director; Alice Birch (film debut), writer; Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly (Dead Cat), producer; Dan Jones (Shadow of the Vampire), composer; Ari Wegner (Ruin), cinematographer; Nick Emerson (Starred Up), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In rural England, 1865, a young woman named Katherine (Pugh) is unhappily wed to a bitter man twice her age (Hilton), who refuses to consummate his marriage. Confined to the house, sexually frustrated, and subject to the cruelty of her new husband’s family, she begins an affair with young estate worker Sebastian (Jarvis), which soon takes an uncomfortably dark turn…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
This dark costume drama was a hit on the festival circuit – and also with us, as you can read in our early review of it here – and should take a good number of audiences by surprise with not only its daring and provocative portrayal of fierce womanhood, but also a captivated and star-making performance by Florence Pugh.