Friday 20 October 2017

Arrow Films announces the UK release date for Clio Barnard's DARK RIVER

Following its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival 2017, Arrow Films has announced the film will be released on 23 February 2018 across UK and Ireland. Directed by British filmmaker Clio Barnard (The Arbor, The Selfish Giant), the cast includes Golden Globe and two-time Olivier winner RUTH WILSON (The Affair, Saving Mr Banks, The Lone Ranger), MARK STANLEY (Mr Turner, Kajaki, Game of Thrones) and award winning SEAN BEAN (Lord Of The Rings, The Martian).

Following the death of her father, Alice (Ruth Wilson) returns home to Yorkshire for the first time in 15 years, to claim the tenancy of the family farm she believes is rightfully hers.  Once there she encounters her older brother Joe (Mark Stanley) a man she barely recognizes, worn down by years of struggling to keep the farm going whilst caring for their sick father.  Joe is thrown by Alice’s sudden arrival, angered by her claim and finds her presence increasingly impossible to deal with.  Battling to regain control in a fraught and fragile situation, Alice must confront traumatic memories and family betrayals to find a way to restore the farm and salvage the bond with her brother before both are irrevocably lost.

DARK RIVER opens in cinemas from 23 February 2018 via Arrow Films