• Dark River (2018)

Dark River

Release Date: June 29th, 2018

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 29 min

Plot Summary

Following the death of her father, Alice returns home to Yorkshire for the first time in 15 years to claim the tenancy of the family farm she believes is rightfully hers. Once there, she encounters older brother Joe, a man she barely recognizes. Joe is thrown by Alice's sudden arrival, angered by her claim and finds her presence increasingly impossible to deal with. Battling to regain control in a fragile situation, Alice must confront traumatic memories to find a way to restore the farm.

Cast: Ruth Wilson, Mark Stanley, Sean Bean, Esme Creed-Miles, Aiden McCullough, Shane Attwooll, Steve Garti, Una McNulty

Director: Clio Barnard

Genres: Drama , Mystery

Production Co: Left Bank Pictures, BFI Film Fund, Film4

Keywords: Love , Intense , House , Daughter , Friend , 2010s , Tense , Father , Transformation , Brother , Mystery , Emotional

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Fionnuala HalliganScreen International

    Dark River is distinguished by superior film-making and admirable command of tone and pacing. Once again, Barnard delivers an intimate take on a difficult subject, raising anticipation for her future work should she decide to scale up. show more

  • 70
    Film Threat

    The film is beautifully executed with grace and lavish cinematography. show more

  • 70
    Leslie FelperinThe Hollywood Reporter

    The dominant note is the warm but quotidian realism of Giant rather than the experimental daring of Arbor, yet Dark River yields a perceptive study of family dynamics, unfolding in a changing landscape as prey to economic forces and demographic shifts as any urban center. show more

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