Fyzal Boulifa’s Lynn + Lucy Getting A BFI Blu-Ray Release

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Starring newcomer Roxanne Scrimshaw (who had never acted before), and Nichola Burley (Dominic Savage’s Love and Hate, Andrea Arnold’s Wuthering Heights) in the titular roles, Lynn + Lucywritten and directed by British filmmaker Fyzal Boulifa, is a story of violence and hysteria at a societal level played out through the lives of two best friends, whose relationship is tested after a tragedy.

After multiple award wins and a critically acclaimed release on BFI Player in July, Lynn + Lucy is released on Blu-ray by the BFI with fantastic extras including new interviews, casting and audition footage and Fyzal Boulifa’s Cannes prize-wining short film The Curse.

Lynn and Lucy are life-long best friends, their relationship as intense as any romance. Neither has ventured far from where they grew up. Lynn, who married her first boyfriend and whose daughter is fast growing up, is delighted when the charismatic, volatile Lucy has her first baby boy. Lucy, however, does not react to motherhood as Lynn expects. Soon, they find their friendship tested in the most extreme circumstances.

Related: Digital Review – Lynn + Lucy (2019) | Fayzal Boulifa, Nichola Burley, Roxanne Scrimshaw Interview

Special features

  • Presented in High Definition
  • Interviews: the lead actors and director chat to Nia Childs and Danny Leigh in these new Zoom interviews (2020, 74 mins total)
  • Casting and audition footage (2018, 21 mins total): Roxanne Scrimshaw’s first casting interview and her first callback audition with Nichola Burley
  • The Curse (2012, 16 mins): Fyzal Boulifa’s Cannes-winning and BAFTA-nominated short is a nightmarish allegory inspired by his mother’s experience growing up in Morocco
  • New Towns in Britain (1956, 14 mins): a public information film about the planning and development of Harlow New Town
  • Image gallery
  • Trailer
  • ***FIRST PRESSING ONLY*** illustrated booklet with the Director’s Statement, essays on the film by Jessica Kiang and Mike McCahill and a mini-interview with Fyzal Boulifa about The Curse.

UK / 2019 / colour / 87 mins / English, with optional hard-of-hearing subtitles and audio description / original aspect ratio 1.33:1 // BD50: 1080p, 24fps, 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio (48kHz/24-bit), PCM 2.0 stereo audio (48kHz/24-bit)

Lynn + Lucy will be released by BFI on Blu-Ray from 19th October.