Fri 11 Oct

Adoration

Cert. tbc

Festivals & Series

63rd BFI London Film Festival

98min

With English subtitles (EST)

Belgium-France | 2019 | Dir Fabrice du Welz | Prod Vincent Tavier, Manuel Chiche, Violaine Barbaroux | Scr Fabrice du Welz, Romain Protat, Vincent Tavier | With Thomas Gioria, Fantine Harduin, Benoît Poelvoorde

12-year-old Paul lives an isolated existence with his mother, who works at a private psychiatric hospital in the woods near their house. One day, Paul encounters a young teen named Gloria, a mysterious new patient with whom he quickly becomes infatuated. As the fledgling pair forge a tentative friendship, Gloria convinces Paul to help her escape. But when they embark on a perilous journey together, his devotion is put to the test as Gloria’s dangerous unpredictability gradually starts to surface. Driven by two hypnotic performances from its young stars, Fabrice du Welz’s wistful, breathtakingly beautiful tale of dangerous obsession frequently recalls the dreamlike poetry of The Night of the Hunter, whilst still betraying that brutal edge which made his nightmarish debut Calvaire such a cause célèbre.

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Fri 11 Oct
8.45pm