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The Falling 2014 15

102 mins United Kingdom Director. Carol Morley

Amid the seething hormones and turbulent emotions of an all-girl school, a close friendship develops between confident and charismatic Abbie (Florence Pugh) and loyal, thoughtful Lydia (Maisie Williams, Game of Thrones). Their intense relationship becomes the catalyst for the emergence of a mysterious psychogenic illness that strikes both pupils and teachers alike.

The first narrative feature from acclaimed documentary filmmaker Carol Morley completely overturns any preconceptions about her realist roots – The Falling is a highly stylised work that marries the dreamy atmosphere of The Virgin Suicides with the sensorial richness of The Duke of Burgundy.

With angular melodies from Everything but the Girl’s Tracey Thorn and shimmering pastoral photography by veteran Agnès Godard (Beau Travail), The Falling is a dizzying and delirious fever dream.

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Directed by

Carol Morley


Florence Pugh

Mathew Baynton

Greta Scacchi

Monica Dolan

Maxine Peake

Maisie Williams




Festival Winners & Nominees Best Films of 2015 The Female Gaze Festival Favourites


15 Contains strong sex




United Kingdom



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