Clio Barnard’s affecting take on Oscar Wilde’s fable sees a pair of outsiders scrabble to survive on a poor Bradford estate. An intensely felt piece of social realism, reinventing Oscar Wilde’s story which challenges the audience to rethink how redemption is achieved in a world without Christ and which of its characters the title actually refers to. Barnard’s storytelling is heartfelt and passionate, fluent and supremely confident and this is a heart-wrenching movie with some stunning set pieces.


Clio Bernard

UK 2013 91m