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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
15
Cast
Tilda Swinton
Amber Tamblyn
Timothy Hutton.
Directors
Hilary Brougher.
Screenwriters
Hilary Brougher.
Running Time
93 minutes

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Stephanie Daley


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Plot
Forensic psychologist Lydie Crane tries to uncover the truth behind the case of 16-year-old Stephanie Daley, who is accused of concealing her pregnancy and murdering her infant.


Review

When a churchgoing 16 year-old is accused of murdering her newborn baby, who better to determine what really happened than a pregnant forensic psychologist, still haunted by a stillbirth the previous spring?

An odd decision for the prosecution, but it’s a very natural one to come out of the Sundance Writers And Filmmakers Lab, where Hilary Brougher’s psychological mystery was developed. These parallels are the perfect device with which to explore the terror of motherhood, failing relationships and the gender and age gaps.

Even less surprising is the casting of festival favourite Tilda Swinton as the older woman, with a breakout role going to Amber Tamblyn.
This extended character study is thought-provoking, muted and mesmerising.


Verdict
Thought-provoking and mesmerising.


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Anyone know when this is coming out? To be honest the subject matter does not interest me too much but I'm a huge fan of Tilda so I gotta see it. ... More

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