It’s Sunday, so the perfect time to kick back and support some British indie film and today we start with Carol Morley’s intriguing looking THE FALLING starring Game of Throne’s Maisie Williams plus a great little cast that includes Maxine Peake, Monica Dolan, Greta Scacchi and newcomer Florence Pugh.
Set in 1969 in a rural British girls’ school, THE FALLING explores what lies behind a mysterious fainting and twitching outbreak that rapidly spreads amongst the pupils. At the centre of the epidemic are intense and clever Lydia Lamont (Williams) and admired and rebellious Abbie Mortimer (Pugh), both sixteen years old. They carve their initials into a majestic English oak tree, which leans over a magical pond, and vow ever to lose touch. But, as you’d expect, things don’t go the way they want…
Director Morley was behind the unique and quite brilliant documentary DREAMS OF A LIFE, which you should also check out. Here’s that trailer, it’s a good one:
THE FALLING opens in UK cinemas on 24th April