Silver Haze

classified 15

Please note: This was screened in April 2024

Sacha Polak
Vicky Knight, Esme Creed-Miles, Charlotte Knight
103 mins, 2023, Netherlands/UK
Primary language

Sacha Polak's (Dirty God) captivating and intimately crafted drama delivers a powerful and emotionally charged depiction of working-class life in Britain, featuring Vicky Knight in an award-winning performance that is both revelatory and magnetic.

The story centres around 23-year-old Franky (Knight) who leads a life dedicated to caregiving, juggling her duties as a nurse while being the backbone of her tumultuous family in East London. Internally, Franky harbours deep-seated anger stemming from a traumatic childhood fire that left her scarred. However, her life takes a transformative turn when she embarks on a relationship with one of her patients, Florence (Esmé Creed-Miles). The two embark on a journey to Florence's coastal hometown, where an open-minded and supportive patchwork family welcomes them. In this new environment, Franky finds the emotional sanctuary she desperately needs to confront the demons of her past...

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