Dark River

  •   Hawkhurst
  •   Rye
  •   Bermondsey

Hawkhurst

Dark River (15) 90mins

Following the death of her father, Alice (Ruth Wilson) returns home to Yorkshire for the first time in 15 years, to claim the tenancy of the family farm she believes is rightfully hers. Once there she encounters her older brother Joe (Mark Stanley) a man she barely recognizes, worn down by years of struggling to keep the farm going whilst caring for their sick father. Joe is thrown by Alice's sudden arrival, angered by her claim and finds her presence increasingly impossible to deal with. Battling to regain control in a fraught and fragile situation, Alice must confront traumatic memories and family betrayals to find a way to restore the farm and salvage the bond with her brother before both are irrevocably lost.

Directed by Clio Barnard (The Selfish Giant) and starring Ruth Wilson, Mark Stanley, Sean Bean, Esme Creed-Miles, Aiden McCullough, Shane Attwooll and William Travis.

 

‘acute and sensitive... Ruth Wilson is excellent’  The Guardian

‘slow, soulful story-telling... Ruth Wilson is superb’  The Times

'Sensitively explores the way a traumatic memory can seep through a life in the same way that poisoned groundwater can taint a piece of land'  The Observer

'Barnard once again evokes a grubby, gothic landscape that'll get right under your fingernails. It'll stay there for weeks'  Daily Telegraph

'This is a powerful film with a grinding intensity about it'  Independent

'The power of Barnard's visionary style shines through'  Little White Lies

'It's about coming home, it's about moving on, it's about forgiveness and it's a terrific watch'  The Sun

'Rural life is familiar terrain for British cinema, but with Barnard as our guide, it remains an enthralling destination'  Total Film

‘never anything but acute and sensitive’  The Guardian

 

 

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Rye

Dark River (15) 90mins

Following the death of her father, Alice (Ruth Wilson) returns home to Yorkshire for the first time in 15 years, to claim the tenancy of the family farm she believes is rightfully hers. Once there she encounters her older brother Joe (Mark Stanley) a man she barely recognizes, worn down by years of struggling to keep the farm going whilst caring for their sick father. Joe is thrown by Alice's sudden arrival, angered by her claim and finds her presence increasingly impossible to deal with. Battling to regain control in a fraught and fragile situation, Alice must confront traumatic memories and family betrayals to find a way to restore the farm and salvage the bond with her brother before both are irrevocably lost.

Directed by Clio Barnard (The Selfish Giant) and starring Ruth Wilson, Mark Stanley, Sean Bean, Esme Creed-Miles, Aiden McCullough, Shane Attwooll and William Travis.

 

‘acute and sensitive... Ruth Wilson is excellent’  The Guardian

‘slow, soulful story-telling... Ruth Wilson is superb’  The Times

'Sensitively explores the way a traumatic memory can seep through a life in the same way that poisoned groundwater can taint a piece of land'  The Observer

'Barnard once again evokes a grubby, gothic landscape that'll get right under your fingernails. It'll stay there for weeks'  Daily Telegraph

'This is a powerful film with a grinding intensity about it'  Independent

'The power of Barnard's visionary style shines through'  Little White Lies

'It's about coming home, it's about moving on, it's about forgiveness and it's a terrific watch'  The Sun

'Rural life is familiar terrain for British cinema, but with Barnard as our guide, it remains an enthralling destination'  Total Film

‘never anything but acute and sensitive’  The Guardian

 

 

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Bermondsey

Dark River (15) 90mins

Following the death of her father, Alice (Ruth Wilson) returns home to Yorkshire for the first time in 15 years, to claim the tenancy of the family farm she believes is rightfully hers. Once there she encounters her older brother Joe (Mark Stanley) a man she barely recognizes, worn down by years of struggling to keep the farm going whilst caring for their sick father. Joe is thrown by Alice's sudden arrival, angered by her claim and finds her presence increasingly impossible to deal with. Battling to regain control in a fraught and fragile situation, Alice must confront traumatic memories and family betrayals to find a way to restore the farm and salvage the bond with her brother before both are irrevocably lost.

Directed by Clio Barnard (The Selfish Giant) and starring Ruth Wilson, Mark Stanley, Sean Bean, Esme Creed-Miles, Aiden McCullough, Shane Attwooll and William Travis.

 

‘acute and sensitive... Ruth Wilson is excellent’  The Guardian

‘slow, soulful story-telling... Ruth Wilson is superb’  The Times

'Sensitively explores the way a traumatic memory can seep through a life in the same way that poisoned groundwater can taint a piece of land'  The Observer

'Barnard once again evokes a grubby, gothic landscape that'll get right under your fingernails. It'll stay there for weeks'  Daily Telegraph

'This is a powerful film with a grinding intensity about it'  Independent

'The power of Barnard's visionary style shines through'  Little White Lies

'It's about coming home, it's about moving on, it's about forgiveness and it's a terrific watch'  The Sun

'Rural life is familiar terrain for British cinema, but with Barnard as our guide, it remains an enthralling destination'  Total Film

‘never anything but acute and sensitive’  The Guardian

 

 

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE TRAILER


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