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THIS WEEK'S SATURDAY FILM - 7th JULY 2012

4 July 2012 / News / Events / Film

The Awakening (2011) 15, 107 mins
Director: Nick Murphy
Starring: Rebecca Hall, Dominic West and Imelda Staunton

In 1921, England is overwhelmed by the loss and grief of World War I. Hoax exposer Florence Cathcart visits a boarding school to explain sightings of a child ghost. Everything she believes unravels as the ‘missing’ begin to show themselves.

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In 1921, in London, the arrogant and skeptical Florence Cathcart is famous for exposing hoaxes and helping the police to arrest con artists. The stranger Robert Mallory tells her that the headmaster of a boarding school in Rookford had invited her to travel to Cumbria to investigate a ghost that is frightening the pupils to death. He also tells that many years ago there was a murder in the estate and recently pupil Walter Portman had died. The reluctant Florence finally accepts to go to Cumbria. On arrival, she is welcomed by governess Maud and the boy Thomas Hill. Soon Florence discovers what had happened to Walter and then the students, teachers and staff are released on vacation, and Florence remains alone with Robert, Maud and Tom in the school. Florence is ready to leave the boarding school when strange things happen. Florence comments with Robert and he tells that there is only three people in the boarding school, leaving Florence scared.

Giardian Review by Peter Bradshaw guardian.co.uk, Thursday 10 November 2011

“Here is a supernatural melodrama in the tradition of The Innocents, or Alejandro Amenábar’s The Others….. I have to say I found the final, colossal revelation to be contrived, but there are some nicely creepy moments, and director and co-writer Nick Murphy interestingly dramatises some of the neuroses feeding the appetite for ghostly phenomena – repressed sexuality, guilt and self-harm.”

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More information here – The Awakening (2011) IMDb