M A K E U P 2020 / 86 mins
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).
The film premiered in the First Feature competition at BFI London Film Festival and will be released by Curzon Artificial Eye in the UK in 2020. It continues to play at festivals including Rotterdam International Film Festival, Göteborg International Film Festival and SXSW. International sales are with Protagonist Pictures.
A W A R D S
THE SUTHERLAND FIRST FEATURE AWARD, BFI London Film Festival, 2019 - NOMINATED
R E V I E W S
"Claire Oakley’s mazy coming-of-age psychodrama is gorgeous and inventive." SIGHT + SOUND [review]
"Claire Oakley’s arresting debut premieres in the LFF’s Sutherland competition." SCREEN DAILY [review]
Writer / Director: Claire Oakley
Producer: Emily Morgan
Cast: Molly Windsor, Joseph Quinn, Stefanie Martini, Lisa Palfrey, Theo Barklem-Biggs, Elodie Wilton
Director of Photography: Nick Cooke
Production company: Quiddity Films
Exec Producers: Creative England, BFI, BBC Films