Clio Barnard ('The Selfish Giant', 'The Arbor') offers up an impressive adaptation of Rose Tremain's 'Trespass', moving the story's location from France to Northern England, but keeping the action on a remote farm.
Alice returns to her family home in Yorkshire after a 15-year absence. Battling to regain control of what she considers rightfully hers, she 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.
A tale of sibling rivalry prompted by a family bereavement, 'Dark River' features heartfelt performances by Ruth Wilson and Mark Stanley.
★★★★ "Ruth Wilson shines" - Ed Potton, The Times
★★★★ "A powerful film with a grinding intensity" - Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent