Original Release: October 11, 2014 (London Film Festival)
Directed by: Carol Morley
Written by: Carol Morley
Produced by: Luc Roeg, Cairo Cannon
Genre: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Running Time: 102 minutes
Box office: $663,738
|It’s 1969 at a strict English girls’ school, where charismatic Abbie and intense and troubled Lydia are best friends. After a tragedy occurs at the school, a mysterious fainting epidemic breaks out threatening the stability of all involved. The authorities claim that there is nothing seriously wrong, but Lydia refuses to accept this, and in seeking the truth, discovers a long buried secret.|
Cast & Characters
Maisie Williams (Lydia Lamont), Maxine Peake (Eileen Lamb), Monica Dolan (Miss Alvaro), Greta Scacchi (Miss Mantel), Mathew Baynton (Mr Hopkins), Florence Pugh (Abigail Mortimer), Joe Cole (Kenneth Lamont), Morfydd Clark (Pamela Charron), Lauren McCrostie (Gwen), Hannah Rose Caton (Titch).
Awards & Nominations
2014: London Film Festival – Best British Newcomer for Florence Pugh and Best Film
Well-acted and overall unsettling, The Falling delivers thought-provoking thrills — and suggests a bright future for writer-director Carol Morley.