The Falling

The Falling

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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
Drama

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The Falling | Reviews

73%37 reviews

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Flicks, Dominic Corry

Flicks, Dominic Corry

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.

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Variety

Variety

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

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

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Time Out

Time Out

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

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

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

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

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

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FilmInk

FilmInk

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

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

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The Falling | Release Details

The Falling is available to stream in New Zealand now on Google Play and Apple TV and Academy On Demand and AroVision.