Fanny Lye

Fanny Lye

Fanny Lye

Maxine Peake (Funny Cow) leads this British period piece set in 1657, playing the wife to an oppressive husband (Charles Dance, Game of Thrones) and mother to their young son. One day, on their quiet English farm, a young couple claim to have been robbed and ask to stay the night. However, they have reason to believe these strangers might not be who they say they are...

2019Rating: R16, Strong themes, violence, coarse language and nudity110 minsUK, Germany
DramaThrillerHistorical

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Stuff

Stuff

An oddity, an artefact and – if you're in the mood – an unexpected treat.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

Follows its own instincts and is happy to retain (and proudly display) a few ragged edges, and it's all the more interesting for it.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

All aspects of Thomas Clay's gritty, immersive historical drama blaze with visceral authenticity.

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Time Out

Time Out

It's a film that always looks to plough its own furrow: chewing over biblical text one minute, unleashing lurid splashes of violence the next.

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Film Threat

Film Threat

Clay firmly establishes himself as a powerhouse filmmaker. I can't wait to see what he delivers next.

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Independent

Independent

Bristles with the promise brought on by a new era, even if its approach feels busy and overworked.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Clay’s script teasingly alludes to that title. Using the fascinating, subversive “underground” writings of the era, Hill taught us all to think of that time as a hotbed of blazing radicalism.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

She has been a long time coming, but Fanny Lye certainly does deliver.

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