In the aftermath of the London bombing, panicked mother Elisabeth (Blethyn), searching for her missing daughter, encounters African-Frenchman Ousmane (Kouyaté).
This takes a hard look at racial prejudice and is powered by Blethyn, whose repressed hysteria contrasts with Kouyaté’s calm resignation. It’s also a hugely atmospheric, fascinating study of how the unprepared react to emergencies and a poignant watch for Londoners in particular.
An insight-filled take on prejudice in post-11/7 London that packs a hefty punch.
Reviewed by Anna Smith