Carol Morley begins The Falling
by Naman Ramachandran
- Independent Film Sales will introduce the project to buyers at the American Film Market in November
Writer/director Carol Morley, winner of much acclaim for The Alcohol Years, Edge [+see also:
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Maisie Williams (television’s Game of Thrones) plays Lydia and starring alongside her are debutant Florence Pugh, Monica Dolan (Kick-Ass 2) and Greta Scacchi (Ways To Live Forever). French veteran Agnès Godard is the director of photography.
BBC Films and the British Film Institute (BFI) present The Falling in association with Lipsync Productions. Produced by Cairo Cannon and Luc Roeg, the film is a Cannon and Morley/Independent production in association with Boudica Red. The film was developed with the BFI Film Fund. The Falling is represented internationally by Independent Film Sales who will be introducing the project to buyers at the American Film Market (AFM) in November.
Independent most recently produced Stephen Brown’s adaptation of John Banville’s Booker Prize winning novel The Sea [+see also:
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