- 1h 42min
- Directed by: Carol Morley
- Cast: Maisie Williams, Florence Pugh, Monica Dolan, Maxine Peake
- UK release: 24 April 2015
Lydia (Williams) and Abbie (Pugh) are close friends at a late 60s British girls' school. When Abbie loses her virginity and an unexpected tragedy occurs, Lydia starts fainting at random; then her symptoms start to spread through the other students. Dark, twisted and thoughtful exploration of female anxieties and emotions, sprinkled with wonderfully deadpan humour.
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Reviews & features
Interview: Carol Morley, ‘Mass hysterias tend to centre on the anxieties of their times’2 Apr 2015
The director of Dreams of a Life talks about her new film, The Falling, starring Maisie Williams
Best known thus far for the dynamic and thought-provoking documentary Dreams of a Life, which examined how a once-popular young woman could die alone and lie forgotten for years, writer / director Carol Morley is now making waves with new fiction film…
The Falling14 Oct 2014
London Film Festival: Maisie Williams shines in this eerie drama from British director Carol Morley
Carol Morley is best known for her documentaries Dreams of a Life and The Alcohol Years; her second narrative feature (after Edge) is a dark, twisted and thoughtful coming-of-ager set at a British girls' school in the late 60s. It's partly inspired by a…
The Falling (trailer)
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