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In a windswept fishing village, a mother is torn between protecting her beloved son and her own sense of right and wrong. A lie she tells for him rips apart their family and close-knit community in this tense, sweepingly emotional epic.
The screening on Thu 7 Apr will have descriptive subtitles.
Saela Davis, Anna Rose Holmer
Paul Mescal, Emily Watson, Aisling Franciosi
BBFC Ratings Info (May contain Spoilers)
There are verbal allusions to past domestic abuse, as well as a sequence in which a man grabs his wife by the arm in a threatening manner. Other moments include a man punching his father during a physical altercation, however, this is limited in detail. An elderly man with dementia slaps his daughter across the face. There is also a scene of moderate violence in which a woman spits in an unsympathetic character’s face.
Threat and horror
A character briefly struggles against the rising tide and drowns. There is also an ominous, stylised sequence which alludes to a character drowning.
Strong language occurs (‘f**k’), as well as implied strong language (‘feck’) and other terms including ‘bitch’, ‘wanker’, ‘piss’, ‘dick’, ‘son of a bitch’, ‘bollocks’, ‘arse’, ‘shit’, ‘Jesus’, ‘Christ’ and ‘hell’.
Sexual violence and sexual threat
A character is accused of sexual assault and does not face immediate negative consequences for his actions. It is the victim who is ostracised by male members of her community.
A dead body is retrieved from the water in the aftermath of a drowning incident.
There are scenes of emotional upset, including people grieving over the deaths of loved ones. The theme of bereavement is handled in a frank, but sensitive manner. References to illness also occur.
Seating Accessibility Information
Seats in the Cinema are 45cm (172/3“) wide and 46cm (18“) deep, are 40cm (152/3“) from the floor, and have 12cm (42/3“) between seats.
Seats in the Cinema have armrests that do not fold away, and cannot be completely removed.
Seats in the cinema have 30cm (112/3”) of legroom in front of seats, with additional legroom on row A and seats B1-B4 and B11-B14.
If you have any questions about accessibility our Box Office team are always happy to help and can be contacted on 01642 525199 or by emailing [email protected] - you can also tell us about your access requirements when prompted to do so during the online booking process.
Information about screenings with descriptive subtitles
Descriptive subtitles, sometimes referred to as subtitles for D/deaf and hard-of-hearing people or captions, transcribe dialogue and relevant aspects of the soundtrack, including music and sound effects, attempting to give D/deaf and hard-of-hearing viewers an equal experience to those who are able to watch films without descriptive subtitles. Descriptive subtitles would include speech identifiers and descriptive elements such as [door slamming] and [kettle whistling].