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Mari Rated 12A


Dir. Georgia Parris. UK, 2018. 1h 35m. Starring Bobbi Jene Smith, Madeleine Worrall, Phoebe Nicholls, Peter Singh, Will Thompson, Nicholas Bruder.

Professional dancer Charlotte puts her life in London temporarily on hold to support her mother and sister, after hearing the news that her grandmother is dying. Featuring sequences choreographed by Maxine Doyle, and an evocative score by Peter Gregson, this genre-defying dance-drama is a love letter to mother-daughter relationships and the difficult choices made to preserve them.

‘An ambitious, raw and emotionally sophisticated depiction of how individual dreams fare in the harsh light of familial bereavement.’ ★★★★ Sophie Monks Kaufman, Little White Lies

‘Parris’s carefully weighted debut may prove just the left-field ticket: there’s a lot of promise here, along with a startling level of achievement.’ ★★★★ Mike McCahill, The Guardian