To celebrate the release of the moving, profound British indie Dark River, we had the pleasure of sitting down with the woman at the helm, writer/director Clio Barnard.

We discussed what it is about the farm setting which is so essential in this instance, and how she went about finding a beauty within what is a dark, harrowing narrative. She also tells us how thrilled she was to have Ruth Wilson on board, and what it was like not working with children following her preceding endeavours where they took a starring role.Finally we asked about her collaboration with PJ Harvey, who provides a wonderful soundtrack to this indelible production.

Watch the full interview below…


Following the death of her father, a woman returns to her home village to claim the family farm she believes is rightfully hers.
Dark River is released on February 23rd. You can read our review here.