03 March 2016

The Violators, 2015 - ★★★★

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

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