over 1 year
An odd, confusing tale of illness, and an opaque story about human bonds.
over 3 years
One weird story & one very weird movie. It held me to the end & I guess that's good thing.
almost 4 years
Can't decide what it wants to be and ends up all the more muddled because of it.
Very good, very well acted, very disturbing. True British filming at its best.
These sorts of films are my jam. Great stuff.
almost 5 years
Tries to bite off more than it can chew and becomes almost parodic.
It’s 1969 at an English girls school full of seething hormones and turbulent emotions; Lydia and Abbie are best friends, existing largely in a universe of two. Abbie is the undisputed leader, with natural charisma and magnetism, and Lydia is fixated on her friend, having long been emotionally abandoned by her single mum, an agoraphobe who hasn’t ventured outside for years and who barely acknowledges her daughter’s presence. Lydia’s fragile world starts to unravel when her white magik-obsessed brother and Abbie sleep together, and a tragedy and ensuing mysterious delirium overtake the school.