Dir: Alice Troughton.
UK, 2023, 102 min.
Richard E. Grant, Julie Delpy, Daryl McCormack.
Liam, an aspiring and ambitious young writer, eagerly accepts a tutoring position at the family estate of his idol, renowned author J.M. Sinclair (Richard E. Grant). But soon, Liam realizes that he is ensnared in a web of family secrets, resentment, and retribution. Sinclair, his wife Hélène (Julie Delpy), and their son Bertie all guard a dark past, one that threatens Liam’s future as well as their own. As the lines between master and protégé blur, class, ambition, and betrayal become a dangerous combination in this taut noir thriller. “Thrilling and darkly comedic” —Casey Baron, Tribeca Film Festival
“A high-class thriller that examines class, ambition and the lengths people will go to achieve—and cling to—social status.” —Variety