An impressive debut which the director acknowledges was influenced by Clio Barnard and Andrea Arnold. There is a familiar feel to it all but it's all done so well. Not everything works, tonally Rachel often feels like she's stepped in from another film but I didn't see where the story was going (which feels like a rarity these days). The final third doesn't
work as well as it should to bring everything together in a more satisfying way but that was only a small complaint. Both director Helen Walsh and star Lauren McQueen are ones to watch.
Followed by Q&A with director Helen Walsh.March 03, 2016 at 09:52PM