Tribeca Film Festival: Best Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Narrative Editing
Special Mention Winner Goteborg Film Festival 2015
Sara (Hannah Murray, Dark Shadows and Game of Thrones) and her father, Dave (Steve Waddington, The Imitation Game), have moved to the small town of Bridgend, where he has taken a job as a police officer.
But there is a darkness in the community following a number of unexplained youth suicides. While Dave investigates the suicides, teenager Sara befriends Jamie (Josh O’Connor, Cinderella) and his friends.
These youths spend much of their time hanging around the woods near where a friend was found dead, and as Sara becomes drawn deeper into the psychological lives of her peers her father begins to worry about what may happen.
An astonishing work filled with a poignant naturalism and - through an evocative cinematography and atmosphere there's a very real and tactile sense of foreboding that almost borders on the gothic.
The film draws upon real events and director and writer Ronde spent six years researching and interviewing people in the community while writing the script. All the young cast give exceptional standout performances creating a deeply affecting work.
Screening with: Colorado