CINEMA: Ruth Wilson stars in British filmmaker Clio Barnard’s atmospheric and layered drama about the old wounds and bitter new grievances that come to light when a woman returns home to settle the tenancy of her family’s Yorkshire farm.
After a 15-year absence, Alice (Ruth Wilson) returns to the family farm following the death of her father and finds the place in complete disrepair. Her deeply troubled brother, Joe (Mark Stanley), is ostensibly in charge, but appears to be in no state to make smart decisions. The two siblings have become like strangers to each other. Alice, bold and decisive, bolts into Joe’s life, determined to impose order and give the farm a future. Joe bristles at her every move, and sparks fly as years of resentments resurface. Slowly, layers of their past are stripped away to expose a dark secret between them.
But life goes on and landlords come knocking.
Stars: Ruth Wilson, Mark Stanley, Sean Bean.
Director & Writer: Clio Barnard
“A beautifully acted film that gets under your fingernails” – The Telegraph
“Ruth Wilson is utterly heartbreaking” – The List
24 April 2018 7:30PM