The FallingIn 1969, Lydia and Abbie are best friends at an English girls school. After a tragedy occurs at the school, a mysterious fainting epidemic breaks out threatening the stability of all involved. Lydia, the neglected daughter of an agoraphobic, becomes fixated on Abbie, who has begun to explore her sexuality. When Lydia suffers from a fainting spell, it becomes an epidemic, and she must convince the administration to take action.
Actors of "The Falling"
Directors of "The Falling"Delvon Simmons
Creators of "The Falling"Brandon Jyrome JonesCiara J. Lewis
Critic Reviews of "The Falling"Leslie Felperin Hollywood ReporterDecember 15, 2015
There are so many acute insights, striking images and impressive performances in it, not least from lead Maisie Williams, it's a tragic shame that elsewhere inexperience shows and the last 15 minutes devolve into a morass of melodramatic incident.Trevor Johnston Time OutApril 20, 2015
Carol Morley shows startling versatility and ambition with this jawdropping mash-up of 'If' and 'Picnic at Hanging Rock'.Guy Lodge VarietyOctober 17, 2014
An imperfect but alluring study of psychological contagion that marks an auspicious advance in the field of narrative filmmaking for acclaimed docmaker Carol Morley.Becky Kukla Film InquiryDecember 07, 2016
The Falling speaks out to young women and represents that feeling of discomfort and complete bewilderment about their bodies, their futures and their minds.Becky Suter TheShiznit.co.ukJuly 11, 2016
The end result is a mish-mash of promising ideas lost in naff filmmaking.Peter Calder New Zealand HeraldMay 06, 2016
A preposterous ending, saturated in baptismal overtones, is the last straw.Kieron Tyler The Arts DeskJanuary 02, 2016
This seductive waking-dream is a must-see.Alex ZaneDecember 11, 2015
Writer and director Carol Morley goes for "a look how shocking we are" scene of incest. It just detracts from what had been an intriguing movie about mass hysteria.Elise Nakhnikian Slant MagazineAugust 23, 2015
The film all leads to a melodramatic climax that wraps up the main character's explosive acting out in a too-neat package.Allyson Johnson The Young FolksAugust 19, 2015
Williams has been a promising young actress for a few years...The Falling allows her to unhinge for a while as her storyline creeps darker and darker.Francesca Steele The SpectatorJuly 10, 2015
The beauty of the film is that it is at once personal and universal, with an ability to make you feel nostalgic for friendships and teenage journeys that were probably, at the time, not actually very nice at all.Dominic Corry Flicks.co.nzJuly 02, 2015
Often unnerving, and always interesting, but rarely as lyrical as the film seems to be aiming for.
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