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The Falling
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/10
3,116 Ratings

THE FALLING

Directed by Carol Morley
United Kingdom, 2014
Drama, Mystery

Synopsis

In an English girls’ school in 1969, sixteen-year-old Abbie and Lydia are best friends. A tragedy at the school triggers a mysterious epidemic among the pupils. The authorities claim there is nothing wrong, but Lydia refuses to accept this. In seeking the truth, she discovers a long-buried secret.

Synopsis

In an English girls’ school in 1969, sixteen-year-old Abbie and Lydia are best friends. A tragedy at the school triggers a mysterious epidemic among the pupils. The authorities claim there is nothing wrong, but Lydia refuses to accept this. In seeking the truth, she discovers a long-buried secret.

Our take

Carol Morley became one of Britain’s most celebrated directors with this mysterious tour de force starring Maisie Williams, Maxine Peake, and Florence Pugh in her acting debut! A case of mass hysteria in a 60s girls’ school acts as a chilling, mesmerising and allegorical dive into the female psyche.