It's 1969 at a strict English girls' school where charismatic Abbie and intense and troubled Lydia are best friends. After a tragedy occurs at the school, a mysterious fainting epidemic breaks out threatening the stability of all involved.
On a family trip in the African desert, a research scientist unintentionally travels off course and is brutally murdered by an arms dealer. His girlfriend is put to the ultimate survival ... See full summary »
Maisie's performance is penetrating. You leave the screening feeling her emotions. I was hoping the film would have been bolder in places, but it was the choice of the filmmaker to be restrained. Nevertheless the performances are comfortably strong. I wonder how a woman director might have made different choices in this film. Still, it's worth the watch and certainly solicits strength in story.
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