After the success of Dreams Of Life that left you asking questions about those around you who drop of the radar now Carol Morley returns with second debut The Falling and tonight we check out the official UK trailer.
If you ever questioned the power of the documentary, The Dreams Of Life delivers the suckerpunch blow that will leave stunned. How can someone still fairly young could disappear with even check the first of port of cal her house, in her latest you’ll be ‘twitching’ for more.
A mesmerising psychological coming of age drama, The Falling explores a mysterious fainting and twitching outbreak in 1969 at an all-girls school. At the centre of the epidemic are the intense and clever Lydia (Maisie Williams), and the admired but rebellious Abbie (Florence Pugh).
Within the volatile, eerie atmosphere of the school and her troubled home life, Lydia is driven to discover the truth behind the mystery whilst holding onto her fragile friendship with Abbie. As the fainting escalates Lydia confronts the authority figures around her: her self-absorbed mother (Maxine Peake), the indomitable deputy head Miss Mantel (Greta Scacchi), and the enigmatic headmistress Miss Alvaro (Monica Dolan). Eventually, Lydia’s actions force old secrets into the light as she finds truths that she never expected.
Carol Morley‘s films certainly leaving you questioning your innersoul, leaving you reflecting your choices everyone at crossroads of their life.Watching the trailer it reminds me a lot like Mark Romanek’s Never Let Me Go, a psychological drama with sci-fi undertones, intelligent and provocative.
The Falling is due out in UK&Ireland on 27th April however on 26th & 27th February you can catch the film at the Glasgow Film Festival (tickets go on sale Monday 26th Janaury). The film co-stars Anna Burnett , Morfydd Clark, Joe Cole and Monica Dolan.