M A K E   U P  2020 / 86 mins                       W A T C H   O N  iPlayer |  Curzon Home Cinema  |  BFI Player

 

When Ruth moves in with her boyfriend on a remote holiday park, tensions rise as she makes an unsettling discovery that lures her into a spiral of obsession. Make Up stars Bafta-winner Molly Windsor (Three Girls, Traces, Cheat) alongside Joseph Quinn (Les Miserables, Howard's End) and Stefanie Martini (Prime Suspect, 1973).

 

'Make Up' was released by Curzon Artificial Eye in the UK on the 31st July 2020 and on the 13th November 2020 in the USA. 

International sales are with Protagonist Pictures.

R E V I E W S

"Claire Oakley demonstrates admirable control in her first feature film" NEW YORK TIMES

"It’s an insightful, deeply felt film that lets us in on a personal evolution." LOS ANGELES TIMES

"Oakley teases with De Palma-like suggestions of where all this is going" HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑ "This sexy, eerie Cornish creeper is the British film of 2020 so far." Robbie Collins, THE TELEGRAPH

⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑ "One of the best British films of the year, this dark-edged seaside tale casts a deeply hypnotic spell." TIMEOUT

⭑⭑⭑⭑ “It’s a clever and expertly made movie.” Peter Bradshaw, THE GUARDIAN

⭑⭑⭑⭑ “An unsettling blend of bleak naturalism and swirling reverie... there are echoes of Don’t Look Now” THE TIMES

⭑⭑⭑⭑ “A bold, impressive movie.” FINANCIAL TIMES

⭑⭑⭑⭑ “Oakley’s film really does point towards a grand future.” IRISH TIMES

⭑⭑⭑⭑ "A new British filmmaking talent comes out." LITTLE WHITE LIES

⭑⭑⭑⭑ "A startlingly original debut." EMPIRE MAGAZINE

⭑⭑⭑⭑ "Brilliantly confounds expectations and marks her as a visionary new talent to watch" METRO

⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑ “A masterful, unsettling and beautifully constructed gem that points to a very bright future for its maker” NME

⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑ “Make Up is a creepy, enthralling, atmospheric coming of age thriller.” DIGITAL SPY

"A gorgeous and inventive piece of cinema." SIGHT + SOUND 

"Strong performances and vivid aesthetic, Oakley has crafted a story which packs an immersive sensory punch." SCREEN DAILY

I N T E R V I E W S

"New Filmmaker Claire Oakley on desire and storytelling" FINANCIAL TIMES [interview - July 2020]

"This psychosexual drama ended up being an awakening for the director herself" THE GUARDIAN [interview - July 2020]

"Claire Oakley discusses her enigmatic fish-out-of-water thriller Make Up" BFI [interview - July 2020]

"The story behind ‘Make Up’, the dazzling indie horror film about a battle between desire and repression" NME [interview - July '20]

‘If you’re constantly focused on how others perceive you, you lose touch with how you perceive yourself’ SCREEN QUEENS [interview - Aug 2020]

A W A R D S

THE SUTHERLAND FIRST FEATURE AWARD, BFI London Film Festival, 2019 - NOMINATED

ADAM YAUCH HORNBLOWER AWARD, SXSW, 2020 - NOMINATED *festival cancelled due to Covid-19

GOLDEN ATHENA, Athens Film Festival, 2020 - NOMINATED

HITCHCOCK AWARD, Dinard Film Festival, 2020 - NOMINATED *festival cancelled due to Covid-19

C A S T + C R E W

Writer / Director: Claire Oakley

Executive Producer: Paul Ashton, Mary Burke, Steve Jenkins, Zorana Piggott, Jim Reeve, Eva Yates

Producer: Emily Morgan

Cast: Molly Windsor, Joseph Quinn, Stefanie Martini, Lisa Palfrey, Theo Barklem-Biggs, Elodie Wilton

Cinematographer: Nick Cooke

Editor: Sacha Szwarc

Production Designer: Sofia Stocco

Sound Designer: Ania Przygoda

Composer: Ben Salisbury

Production company: Quiddity Films

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