Julie, played exquisitely by newcomer Honor Swinton Byrne, is a soft-spoken film student trying to hone her craft and find her place in society. When she meets Anthony (Tom Burke), she’s instantly enraptured by his mysterious charms, and rushes towards what quickly becomes a toxic relationship. Set amongst the privileged echelons of 80s London, filmmaker Joanna Hogg (Archipelago, Exhibition), one of the UK’s most exciting contemporary auteurs, delves into the uncomfortable urges that breed masochistic behaviours in this unconventional and personal coming-of-age drama. Voted the best film of 2019 by Sight & Sound.
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