David Farr

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The Ones Below

film
( Feature )
Starring
  • Clemence Poesy
  • Stephen Campbell Moore
  • David Morrissey
  • Laura Birn
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    Production Company Cuba Pictures and BBC Films

    Tense thriller set against the normality of North London life.

    Kate is happily surprised to find out that her new neighbour Teresa is also pregnant. The women quickly bond over their impending motherhood and become friends quickly. A quiet dinner party then ends in tragedy, leaving Kate questioning whether Teresa and her partner Jon are all they seem.

    The Ones Below had its World Premiere at Toronto International Film Festival in October 2015.

    Reviews

    A rock-solid, frightening and truly gripping debut from the exciting new filmmaker that is David Farr. Seek this one out as soon as you can. One of the best British psychological thrillers for years.

    Paul Heath
    Hollywood News

    There is a delicious and elegant nastiness in this psychological suspense thriller from British writer-director David Farr... a thoroughly gripping, horribly absorbing movie

    Peter Bradshaw
    The Guardian

    a taut psychological drama capitalising on the fears, insecurities and uncertainties of a first pregnancy

    Patrick Smith
    Telegraph

    The sense of unease kicks in early in this smart, London-set psychodrama and doesn’t let up. Creepy and ambiguous with a winning line in everyday horror

    Dave Calhoun
    Time Out

    Farr's screenplay probes away cleverly at the mixed emotions of the prospective parents – the yearning, resentment and anxiety that they feel about having a child, as well as the terror they might lose it

    Geoffrey Macnab
    Independent

    (an) impressive first cinematic feature

    Brian Viner
    Daily Mail
    Full Review

    alarm bells go off — neatly seeded by Farr’s direction... The film is particularly effective when it shows the trials of new parenthood

    Kate Muir
    The Times
    Full Review