The Falling (2014)
*Warning - this movie does have sexual content that might not be appropriate for younger viewers. There is also some scenes that viewers may find disturbing or find upsetting*
Best known for her drama-documentary Dreams of a Life, director Carol Morley turns her attention to a group of friends at a boarding school in this mystery-drama.
This is a film more intent on provoking feelings and thoughts
There aren’t many likeable characters, including the lead character
While not explicit at times a touch of the supernatural sometimes seems to be at work. That sense of uncertainty at what is going on keeps the mystery going throughout the film. Morley makes the school itself and its surroundings seem to evoke a dreamlike experience and when the epidemic starts
The Falling is a mix of melodrama and coming of age story that can be infuriating at times but has stunning visuals and great performances. It won’t please all viewers but for those looking for something a bit different The Falling may entice you under its spell.