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The Falling (2015)

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Critic Consensus: Well-acted and overall unsettling, The Falling delivers thought-provoking thrills -- and suggests a bright future for writer-director Carol Morley.

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A mesmerising psychological drama, this film explores a mysterious fainting outbreak in 1969 at an all-girls school.

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Cast

Monica Dolan
as Miss Alvaro
Greta Scacchi
as Miss Mantel
Matthew Baynton
as Mr. Hopkins
Morfydd Clark
as Miss Charron
Joe Cole
as Kenneth
Elizabeth Marsh
as Miss Fanshawe
Elizabeth Marshall
as Miss Fanshawe
Ben Kerfoot
as Bike Boy
Ellie Bamber
as Dreamy Girl
Sasha Constance
as Cool Girl
Sarah Lowe
as Beehive Customer
Ellen Claire Sutherland
as Connie's Sister
Louise Templeton
as Salon Customer
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Critic Reviews for The Falling

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (3)

There are so many acute insights, striking images and impressive performances in it, not least from lead Maisie Williams, it's a tragic shame that elsewhere inexperience shows and the last 15 minutes devolve into a morass of melodramatic incident.

December 15, 2015 | Full Review…

Carol Morley shows startling versatility and ambition with this jawdropping mash-up of 'If' and 'Picnic at Hanging Rock'.

April 20, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

An imperfect but alluring study of psychological contagion that marks an auspicious advance in the field of narrative filmmaking for acclaimed docmaker Carol Morley.

October 17, 2014 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The Falling speaks out to young women and represents that feeling of discomfort and complete bewilderment about their bodies, their futures and their minds.

December 7, 2016 | Full Review…

The end result is a mish-mash of promising ideas lost in naff filmmaking.

July 11, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

A preposterous ending, saturated in baptismal overtones, is the last straw.

May 6, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Falling

I really enjoyed this. I can see why someone wouldn't, if they were expecting a horror movie. It's not, it's a psychological mystery. The whole thing is clearly a metaphor for teenage female sexuality. I got that, and I'm usually the last one to "get" this type of thing. I think it's pretty well done. It's quite creepy but still manages to be engaging. Admittedly, the brother is a bit of a wtf, but honestly I don't think this one is to be taken too literally.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

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Very much in the tradition of Picnic At Hanging Rock and Beautiful Creatures, The Falling is an idiosyncratic and wonderfully acted masterpiece.

Daniel Parsons
Daniel Parsons

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