Date(s) - Wed 6 July
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Doors open at 7pm for drinks. Film starts at 8pm.
“Masterful… will shake you for days.” ***** Time Out New York
“Riveting… ‘Mad Max’ in the countryside.” Indiewire
What would you do if every stranger posed a threat to your very existence? Stephen Fingleton’s BAFTA-nominated directorial debut The Survivalist (2015; cert. 18) is a gripping thriller set in a bleak but beautiful post-apocalyptic world. In a time of starvation where the only option is kill or be killed, a survivalist lives off a small plot of land hidden deep in a forest. When two women seeking food and shelter discover his farm, he finds himself torn between suspicion and temptation.
With its unsettling raw soundtrack, stunning visuals and exceptional performances, this is a masterpiece by a true emerging talent. Followed by a Q&A with director Stephen Fingleton.
This event will be hosted in partnership with Wild In The City!, a local enterprise supporting wellbeing through connection to nature in London’s green and wild spaces through bushcraft and nature awareness experiences. Find out more: wildinthecity.org.uk
Watch the film trailer and read Mark Kermode’s 4 star review.