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Dark River Rated 15

Dark River

Dir. Clio Barnard. UK, 2017. 1h 30m. Starring Ruth Wilson, Mark Stanley, Sean Bean, Esme Creed-Miles, Aiden McCullough, Shane Attwooll, William Travis.

A young woman returns to rural Yorkshire after her father dies and clashes with her estranged, older brother for control of the family farm. A brooding British drama from the director of The Selfish Giant, featuring heartfelt performances by Ruth Wilson and Mark Stanley.

'This is a powerful film with a grinding intensity about it. Light relief it isn't but Dark River still has quite an impact.’ ★★★★ Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent

'There's scarcely room here for improvement at the level of craft or performance; in particular, it's gratifying to see leading lady Ruth Wilson headlining a big-screen vehicle worthy of her flinty brilliance.’ Guy Lodge, Variety