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

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.

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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
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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
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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

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

4.0
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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
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The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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

5.0
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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
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FilmInk

FilmInk

press

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

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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

3.0
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.

0
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
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
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

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

4.0
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
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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

5.0
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
0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

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

0
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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