- Belko Experiment, The
- Finding Fatimah
- Free Fire
- Their Finest
- Fast & Furious 8
- Hatton Garden Job, The
- Boss Baby, The (3D)
- Autopsy of Jane Doe, The
- Lost City of Z, The
- City of Tiny Lights
- Quiet Passion, A
- Void, The
- Man Down
- Ghost in the Shell (3D)
- Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang
- Don't Knock Twice
Stars: Annie Townsend, Danny Groenland, Sonia Saville, Dennis Jobling, Sandie Malia
Director: Christine Molloy, Joe Lawlor
Good looking films to snooze by, number 50. Unfortunately, Ole Birkeland's lustrous photography is the only plus point of a drama for which slight is hardly an adequate word.
There are about 20 minutes of story. A girl goes missing, presumably murdered, and a care-home girl, Helen (Townsend), is selected to play her in a police reconstruction. Helen finds herself becoming fascinated by the missing girl and insinuates herself (initially on their invite) into the lives of her distraught parents.
As Helen is exploring a relationship with the girl's boyfriend (Groenland) and beginning to come to grips with her own past, the film ends in the middle, with the disappearance unexplained and Helen's future unresolved.
A shortish running time is padded out with long-held shots of trees, pastoral scenes and a slow zoom into nighttime nothingness. Not surprisingly, the film is painfully slow, though the acting isn't bad. As a calling card for its young directors, though, it doesn't even hit the doormat.
UK/Ireland 2008. UK Distributor: New Wave. Colour by deluxe.
79 minutes. Not widescreen. UK certificate: PG.
Guidance ratings (out of 3): Sex/nudity 0, Violence/Horror 0, Drugs 0, Swearing 0.
Review date: 30 Apr 2009