THE SURVIVALIST (18)*

Date Time
Tues 5th April 7.45pm

Dir: Stephen Fingleton | UK | 2015 | 104 mins
Cast: Mia Goth, Martin McCann, Olwen Fouere

Stephen Fingleton’s BAFTA-nominated debut is superb; a brutal, gritty and alarmingly believable post-apocalyptic thriller set in a time of starvation. The survivalist of the title lives off the grid, hidden deep in the forest; relying on primal instincts, luck and his wits to stay alive. Then a starving woman and her daughter come to his refuge, seemingly seeking to trade. Suspicious of all strangers he strikes a bargain for bed and board; but it’s a bargain that generates a profound tension between them as they maintain their struggle to stay alive in a harsh and violent world.

“Equal parts arthouse and grindhouse, this dystopian drama makes for an impressive, unsettling debut.” **** Mark Kermode, Observer

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