Dark River

Dark River
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 29min
  • Directed by: Clio Barnard
  • Cast: Ruth Wilson, Mark Stanley, Sean Bean
  • UK release: 23 February 2018

Alice (Wilson) goes back to the scene of her childhood trauma after 15 years, to lay a claim to the Yorkshire farm that was promised her, but her brother Joe (Stanley) insists it should go to him. Barnard’s third feature features a superb performance from Stanley and a deeply affecting one from Wilson as the gutsy, damaged Alice.

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Ruth Wilson had to shear sheep for Dark River role

23 Feb 2018

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Ruth Wilson had to learn to shear a sheep for 'Dark River'. The 36-year-old actress is starring as Alice in the upcoming British drama film by Clio Barnard, which also features Sean Bean and Mark Stanley, and for the role, Wilson had to learn how to…

Dark River

9 Oct 20174 stars

LFF 2017: Ruth Wilson is utterly heartbreaking in Clio Barnard's rural drama

It's one life's most gut-wrenching realities that so many live in fear of members of their own family. Dark River sees a woman return to the scene of her childhood trauma after a 15-year absence to lay claim to the Yorkshire farm that was promised to…

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