The Black Forest
- 1h 24min
- Directed by: Ruth Platt
- Cast: Robert Hands, Hattie Ladbury, Aleksandar Mikic, Sirine Saba
This film is not currently showing in cinemas.
Writer-director Ruth Platt’s impressive drama will be amusingly familiar to anyone who’s headed abroad for child-friendly holidays with another family. A love letter to Europe, The Black Forest follows a pair of dysfunctional families spending a welcome summer break in deepest Germany. While the children get lost in their own worlds, the two adult couples face up to various issues (sex and money are top of the list) and their idyllic holiday starts to unravel. An astute, tender and amusing new British film. [12A]
The Black Forest is nominated for the 2019 Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film.
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The Black Forest27 Jun 2019
EIFF 2019: Ruth Platt's second film is a beautifully balanced family drama about a fraught holiday
The hills are alive with the sound of feuding in this heartfelt drama from sophomore writer-director Ruth Platt which pursues a pair of British families as they head to the titular region of Germany for a much-needed getaway. Once there, mild annoyances…
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