The Escape 15
|Today at||15:30, 20:40|
|Wed 15 Aug||15:40, 20:40|
|Thu 16 Aug||15:30, 20:10|
|Fri 17 Aug||20:20|
|Sat 18 Aug||14:30, 20:20|
|Sun 19 Aug||20:00|
|Mon 20 Aug||15:20|
|Tue 21 Aug||15:20|
|Wed 22 Aug||15:20|
|Thu 23 Aug||15:20|
- Screenings before 16:00: £8.00 full / £5.00 concessions
- Screenings after 16:00: £10.00 full / £8.00 concessions
- Aged 24 or under? You can see any screening at any time for £5.00
In Dominic Savage’s moving portrait of a failing marriage, Gemma Arterton delivers a commanding performance full of unwavering conviction as a suburban housewife and mother suffocating under the weight of her domestic burdens.
Tara (Arterton) loves her children deeply and to all those around her, her life is seemingly perfect. Playing a dutiful, careworn wife and mother she is advised to count her blessings. But Tara feels trapped. She knows there is something fundamentally missing. So when her friends and family fail to understand the depth of her desperation, her ideas and feelings become so overwhelming that she has to run away. Embarking on a bold and perilous journey, leaving behind her husband and children, she attempts to discover the woman she really is, what she really feels and the life she really wants.
Shot in a claustrophobic, urgent, realist style by cinematographer Laurie Rose (frequent collaborator of Ben Wheatley), Savage’s intensely visual storytelling, aided by Arterton’s raw and affecting performance, contemplates with an unflinching eye the uncomfortable fallout of a life being lived in quiet desperation.
- The screenings of The Escape on Tue 14 Aug are part of our Cinébites deal: get 30% off any main dish in the Café/Bar with a valid cinema ticket.