Actor Cosmo Jarvis really impressed Movies In Focus with his performance in the brilliant Calm With Horses/In The Shadow Of Violence. He’s a real deal talent. Therefore, I’m eager to see his work in Nathalie Biancheri’s Nocturnal.
It sounds like tough going for sure with echoes of Andrea Arnold’s 2009 film Fish Tank. Wild Card distribution will release the film on Friday 18th September 2020. Lauren Coe and Sadie Frost co-star.
Set in a nondescript Yorkshire coastal town, Nocturnal tells the story of Laurie, a cynical schoolgirl, who builds a secret friendship with Pete, an older man who’s apparently obsessed with her. Rife with simmering emotional tension, Nathalie Biancheri’s elegantly controlled character study boasts remarkable natural central performances from Jarvis and Coe, whose intense connection may conceal something more ominous.