Dark River
First screened in September 2017
Director: Clio Barnard. Cast: Ruth Wilson, Mark Stanley, Sean Bean, Shane Attwooll, Esme Creed-Miles, Aiden McCullough, Steve Garti, Jonah Russell, Paul Roberson, William Travis. Screenplay: Clio Barnard.

Twitter Capsule: Big disappointment. Goldman shoots it well but story gets mired early in blunt portents and archetypes. Messy last reel.

VOR:   With the notable exception of some domestic ghosts, mostly commits to imagery, edits, and performance tones that feel limiting and familiar.



Photo © 2017 Film4/Left Bank Pictures/Moonspun Films

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C


Awards:
Toronto International Film Festival: Platform Prize (Special Mention)

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