D: Michael Pearce
30 West/Agile/Stray Bear (Kristian Brodie, Lauren Dark & Ivana MacKinnon)
UK 🇬🇧 2017 (released 2018)
W: Michael Pearce
DP: Benjamin Kracun
Ed: Maya Maffioli
Jessie Buckley (Moll), Johnny Flynn (Pascal), Emily Taaffe (Tamara), Geraldine James (Hilary), Trystane Gravelle (Clifford)
Set on the island of Jersey, this British drama stars Jessie Buckley as a troubled young woman from an oppressive family who becomes romantically involved with a stranger to their small, rural town.
As their relationship develops, it emerges that her suitor is a suspect of a series of brutal murders.
The austere atmosphere of the settings gives this drama a bleak, downbeat feeling and the two lead performances are excellent, especially Jessie Buckley and the film was incredibly well received by critics and was reasonably successful on the indie market.
Certainly amongst the best British films the year it was released.
In some countries, it was retitled as "Jersey Affair" for some awful reason.