The Falling

The Falling

The Falling

UK mystery set in a 1969 English girls’ school where a tragedy unfolds. Soon after, an unknown epidemic begins to spread, causing students to faint suddenly. Amidst the disorder, a troubled girl attempts to keep hold of her friendship with a fellow pupil. Stars Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones), written and directed by Carol Morley (Dreams of a Life).

2014Rating: R16, Sex scenes102 minsUK
DramaMystery
76%
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Reviews & comments

Flicks, Dominic Corry

Flicks, Dominic Corry

flicks

The prospect of a film inspired by a notorious 1960s fainting epidemic is an enticing one indeed, considering how under-exploited the incident has been in popular culture. Also enticing is the notion of seeing Arya Stark graduate to the big screen.

3.0
Variety

Variety

press

An imperfect but alluring study of psychological contagion that marks an auspicious advance in the field of narrative filmmaking for acclaimed docmaker Carol Morley.

Total Film

Total Film

press

Swirling with mystery, regret and compassion, Morley’s impressive fiction carries on where her docudrama Dreams Of A Life left off.

4.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Carol Morley shows startling versatility and ambition with this jawdropping mash-up of 'If' and 'Picnic at Hanging Rock'.

4.0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

Such complications account for the film’s intensity of feeling, which hails from another era entirely.

4.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Even when the narrative plays its melodramatic hand, and closure is dragged half-drowned from the waters of ambiguity, the ripples of unresolved tension remain unstilled.

4.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

This is terrific film-making - enough to bring a rush of blood to the head.

5.0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Morley follows up the mesmerising Dreams of a Life with a tedious period drama set in an all-girls school.

2.0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

Could have been a great horror film, though you will have to wade through most of it to see why.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Sensuous coming-of-age drama that feels like a distant British cousin of Picnic At Hanging Rock.

3.0
Flicks, Dominic Corry

Flicks, Dominic Corry

flicks

The prospect of a film inspired by a notorious 1960s fainting epidemic is an enticing one indeed, considering how under-exploited the incident has been in popular culture. Also enticing is the notion of seeing Arya Stark graduate to the big screen.

3.0
Variety

Variety

press

An imperfect but alluring study of psychological contagion that marks an auspicious advance in the field of narrative filmmaking for acclaimed docmaker Carol Morley.

Total Film

Total Film

press

Swirling with mystery, regret and compassion, Morley’s impressive fiction carries on where her docudrama Dreams Of A Life left off.

4.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Carol Morley shows startling versatility and ambition with this jawdropping mash-up of 'If' and 'Picnic at Hanging Rock'.

4.0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

Such complications account for the film’s intensity of feeling, which hails from another era entirely.

4.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Even when the narrative plays its melodramatic hand, and closure is dragged half-drowned from the waters of ambiguity, the ripples of unresolved tension remain unstilled.

4.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

This is terrific film-making - enough to bring a rush of blood to the head.

5.0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Morley follows up the mesmerising Dreams of a Life with a tedious period drama set in an all-girls school.

2.0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

Could have been a great horror film, though you will have to wade through most of it to see why.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Sensuous coming-of-age drama that feels like a distant British cousin of Picnic At Hanging Rock.

3.0

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