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).

 

'Make Up' was released by Curzon Artificial Eye in the UK on the 31st July 2020. International sales are with Protagonist Pictures.

R E V I E W S

⭑ ⭑ ⭑ ⭑ ⭑ "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 box casts a deeply hypnotic spell." TIMEOUT

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

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

⭑ ⭑ ⭑ ⭑ “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 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

A W A R D S

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

ADAM YAUCH HORNBLOWER AWARD, SXSW, 2020 - NOMINATED

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]

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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F E S T I V A L S

BFI London Film Festival, 2019

SXSW, 2020

Rotterdam International Film Festival, 2020

Göteborg International Film Festival, 2020

Dublin Film Festival, 2020

Glasgow Film Festival, 2020

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