Dir. Anna Rose Holmer. USA, 2015. 1h 12m. Starring Royalty Hightower, Alexis Neblett, Da'Sean Minor, Lauren Gibson, Makyla Burnam, Inayah Rodgers, Antonio A.B. Grant, Jr.
Anna Rose Holmer’s debut feature film The Fits is a mesmerising and visually beautiful coming of age story. 11-year-old tomboy Toni joins a tight-knit dance team based in Cincinnati’s West End. When a mysterious outbreak of fainting spells plagues the team, Toni’s desire for acceptance is twisted.
'Female hysteria revisited from a fresh angle…A striking oddity that lingers like a dream.’ ★★★★ Simran Hans, Little White Lies
'Like Alfred Hitchcock before her, Holmer realises that a threat is most frightening when it wafts in at random, when it can't be explained.’ ★★★★ Xan Brooks, The Guardian