Running time: 90 mins
First shown here to a sell-out audience as part of the 2023 Stroud Film Festival, we're delighted to present this enigmatic drama, set and filmed around Gloucester, for a longer run.
In rural England, a modern folktale unravels. Following the mysterious disappearance of his mother, a young man (Rory Alexander) walks back into a world he once knew well. Guided by a father figure (Mark Rylance) and old friends who care deeply, his journey through the dreamlike spaces of local forests and night time entertainment brings him face to face with the loss that haunts him in ways he could never have expected.
With echoes of David Lynch and Nicolas Roeg, writer-director Fridtjof Ryder’s enigmatic debut feature premiered at London Film Festival to critical acclaim.
We're also pleased to be screening, alongside Inland, a short film made in Stroud. Written and directed by Susan Lynch, A Woman's Face is about the aftermath of suicide on a man’s bereaved wife. When her husband’s body is retrieved from a canal, Anna walks out on her young children and retraces her dead husband's steps.