Emily Harris makes her solo directorial debut as writer-director with Carmilla, an adaptation of J.Sheridan Le Fanu’s 1872 novella of the same name. The film, which hits UK and Irish cinemas on 16 October 2020 and VOD from 19 October 2020 looks impressive – Michael Wood’s cinematography appears to have a lush, almost oils painting quality. The film is a romantic gothic horror and apparently Le Fanu’s was a huge inspiration on Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
The Victoria and Albert Museum, where Emily Harris is a Curator of the Theatre and Performance Department, will host a London Premiere screening prior to release.
An atmospheric, coming-of-age love story steeped in eerie mystery; a reimagining of Sheridan Le Fanu’s 19th century novella of the same name. 15-year-old Lara (Hannah Rae) lives with her father (Greg Wise) and her strict governess, Miss Fontaine (Jessica Raine), in total isolation and is struggling to find an outlet for her curiosity and burgeoning sexuality. When a carriage crash nearby brings a young girl into the family home to recuperate, Lara is enchanted by the eponymous Carmilla (Devrim Lingnau).