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⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑ "This sexy, eerie Cornish creeper is the British film of 2020." Robbie Collins, THE TELEGRAPH
⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑ "Casts a deeply hypnotic spell." TIMEOUT
⭑⭑⭑⭑ “A clever and expertly made movie.” Peter Bradshaw, THE GUARDIAN
⭑⭑⭑⭑ “Echoes of Don’t Look Now.” THE TIMES
⭑⭑⭑⭑ “A bold, impressive movie.” FINANCIAL TIMES

M A K E   U P    2019 / 86 mins                           


Ruth moves in with her boyfriend on a remote holiday park and 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, Stranger Things) and Stefanie Martini (The Gold, Prime Suspect, 1973).


'Make Up' was released by Curzon Artificial Eye in the UK, July 2020 and was released in the USA, Canada & Spain.


"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... 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... 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... 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... packs an immersive sensory punch." SCREEN DAILY


"New Filmmaker Claire Oakley on desire and storytelling" FINANCIAL TIMES

"This psychosexual drama ended up being an awakening for the director herself" THE GUARDIAN 

"Claire Oakley discusses her enigmatic fish-out-of-water thriller Make Up" BFI

"The dazzling indie horror film about a battle between desire and repression" NME

‘If you’re focused on how others perceive you, you lose touch with how you perceive yourself’ SCREEN QUEENS

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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