SUDDEN LIGHT

Director:

Sophie Littman

15'

2020

United Kingdom

Mia takes her sister Squeeze to walk their dog in the fields near their home. The landscape begins to morph around them, plunging them into a powerless limbo of grief and introducing Mia to a strange man lurking at the edge of a dark wood.

“Dusk is falling, and Mia (Esmé Creed-Miles) needs to get her dog and her sister Squeeze home from their walk in an hour. The road is familiar, but something keeps sending the girls in circles, bickering and afraid. Sophie Littman seamlessly blends the impending loss of a family member with a twilit landscape that changes and threatens at every step. Something about the anxiety and chilly exhaustion of getting lost on a long walk resonates with the feeling of losing a loved one. The destination is there, but the journey is confusing and excruciating. Roaring pines and smoking piles of leaves give this short an atmosphere that is both earthy and surreal, ethereal and visceral.”
— Sylvie Dumont

Showing in:

UK COMPETITION: Lessons In Survival (at BFI)

BFI Southbank

UK COMPETITION: Lessons In Survival

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