THE FALLING (15)*

Date Time
Sat 13th June 7.45pm
Sun 14th June 3.00pm**
Thurs 18th June 10.30am

Dir: Carol Morley | UK | 2014 | 100 mins
Cast | Maisie Williams, Florence Pugh, Maxine Peake, Monica Dolan

British filmmaker Carol Morley (renowned for her masterful documentary Dreams of a Life) has created a singular, idiosyncratic delight with The Falling. It focuses on best friends Lydia (Games of Thrones’ Maisie Williams) and Abbie (Florence Pugh) who attend a rarefied 1960s girls’ school. Devoted to each other, their friendship is damaged when Abbie has sex and afterwards, a curious epidemic of fainting takes over the school. Also starring Maxine Peake as Lydia’s repressed, repressive mother, Morley’s beguiling film explores ideas about femininity, female friendship and sexuality; hysteria, repression and fear; with gorgeous visuals and Tracey Thorn’s lush, enigmatical soundtrack.

“This is terrific filmmaking […] Director Carol Morley has come up with another brilliant and very distinctive feature “ ***** Peter Bradshaw, Guardian

  • The following screening on Sunday 14th June will be shown with soft subtitles projected onto the screen for the hearing impaired, and these are signified by a double asterisk on the website and on our monthly brochure. Please note all other screenings of these films are without soft subtitles.

*For the visually impaired, we offer audio description via a headset, on this film. Please ask at the Box Office to borrow a headset. All films with audio description available are signified by a single asterisk on the website and on our monthly brochure. For more information visit our Audio and Soft Subtitles Page

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