Carol Morley’s follow up to her affecting documentary Dreams of a Life opens in UK cinemas at the end of this week, and had its premiere screening this evening in London.
She sets her scene in an all girls school at the bitter end of the Sixties with a group of girls, too young to have enjoyed the sexual and philosophical libertarianism which blossomed in the adult world, eager to find their own escape.
Florence Pugh and Maisie Williams lead the film as two friends exploring their new found power when Williams’ character suffers a sudden bout of fainting sickness. What follows defies the absolute authority of the school as the other girls begin to literally fall into line behind their classmates.
Cassam Looch and Colin Hart were on the red carpet this evening, here’s how they got on.
Director Carol Morley and Florence Pugh
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Here’s our interview with Morley about her previous film, Dreams of a Life.