Cinedigm has acquired all North American distribution rights to The Falling, starring Maisie Williams (“Game of Thrones,” “Doctor Who”), an evocative and beguiling film centered on an epidemic of fainting (“mass psychogenic illness”) at an English girls’ school in the 60s directed and written by Carol Morley (Dreams of a Life).
The Falling will have a national theatrical, VOD, and digital download release beginning late summer 2015.
It’s 1969 at a strict English girls’ school where charismatic Abbie and intense and troubled Lydia are best friends. After a tragedy occurs at the school, a mysterious fainting epidemic breaks out, threatening the stability of all involved.
In addition to Maisie Williams, the rising teenage star and winner of the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival’s “Shooting Stars Award,” The Falling features an all-star supporting cast of English actors including Florence Pugh (“Studio City,” the upcoming one-hour Fox drama), Maxine Peake (The Theory of Everything), Monica Dolan (“Wolf Hall”), Joe Cole (“Skins,” “Peaky Blinders”), and Greta Scacchi (The Player).
The “superb musical soundtrack” (The Guardian) by Tracey Thorn is a wonderfully atmospheric and gently psychedelic complement to Morley’s spooky film.
Written and directed by Carol Morley, produced by Cairo Cannon and Luc Roeg, co-producer Philip Herd, executive producers Lizzie Francke, Christine Langan, Andrew Orr, Norman Merry, Peter Hampden, Rebecca Long, and Ian Davies.