Curzon Artificial Eye has released the UK Trailer for hard hitting UK Drama The Flood directed by Anthony Woodley.
Starring Game Of Thrones star Lena Headey as a hardened immigration officer and Ivanno Jeremiah as the man hoping to gain entry into the UK. Travelled over 5000 kilometres now stranded in the Calais Jungle, highlighting the plight of refugees seeking better lives.
Set in France and the UK at a time when politics are more divisive than ever, and lines between refugees and terrorists are intentionally blurred by politicians, the filmmakers wanted to highlight the difference between the extraordinary and perilous journey people are making with the slow, clinical, and bureaucratic response around the world. The filmmakers researched heavily, basing the script on actual stories, including interviews with ex Home Office officials, for a measured and objective look at issues that permeate the news regularly.
Its an issue that resonates nowadays not just here in the UK but worldwide. The film’s week of release will also coincide with World Refugee Day on the 20th June, spotlighting the plight of countless refugees…
Wendy (Lena Headey), a hardened immigration officer is offered a high-profile asylum case, judged on her ability to quickly and clinically reject applicants. Through her interrogation, she must uncover whether Haile (Ivanno Jeremiah) is lying and has a more sinister reason for seeking asylum.
We follow Haile on his perilous 5000 kilometre journey – over oceans, across borders, and amidst the flurry of the Calais Jungle – to find solace and safety in the UK. But now he must cross the final hurdle. Based on multiple true stories, THE FLOOD is a thoughtful and timely reflection on the humanity within the refugee crisis.
The film also stars Iain Glenn, Arsher Ali, Jack Gordon and Mandip Gil.
The Flood will be in UK cinemas and on demand from Friday 21st June, with a Special Event Screening followed by panel discussion on 17th June.