WHO’S IN IT?
Domhnall Gleeson (The Revenant), Ruth Wilson (Dark River), Will Poulter (Detroit), Charlotte Rampling (45 Years), Josh Dylan (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again), Liv Hill (Jellyfish), Oliver Zetterström (film debut)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Lenny Abrahamson (Room), director; Lucinda Coxon (The Danish Girl), writer; Andrea Calderwood (The Last King of Scotland), Gail Egan (Brothers of the Head) and Ed Guiney (The Lobster), producers; Stephen Rennicks (What Richard Did), composer; Ole Bratt Birkeland (American Animals), cinematographer; Nathan Nugent (Frank), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
During the summer of 1947, Dr. Faraday (Gleeson) is summoned to the large but downtrodden estate of Hundreds Hall, where his mother worked as a housemaid. There, he befriends the Ayres family, including matriarch Mrs Ayres (Rampling) and her two grown children Caroline (Wilson) and Roddy (Poulter), but he soon finds that the family is plagued by disturbing visions from their past, and that his story is closely intertwined with theirs…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Lenny Abrahamson, fresh off of receiving an Oscar nomination for directing Room, jumps right into adapting the well-received gothic novel which is handsome but also chillingly effective.