PREVIEW: Surge (15)

WHO’S IN IT?

Ben Whishaw (Mary Poppins Returns), Ellie Haddington (Enola Holmes), Ian Gelder (The Fool), Jasmine Jobson (Obey), Laurence Spellman (Fury), Ryan McKen (Hope Gap), Muna Otaru (The Keeping Room), Bradley Taylor (Polar), Ranjit Singh Shubh (Ghosted), Chris Coghill (Spike Island), Clare Joseph (film debut)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Aneil Karia (film debut), director, writer; Rupert Jones (Kaleidoscope) and Rita Kalnejais (Babyteeth), writers; Julia Godzinskaya (My Brother the Devil) and Sophie Vickers (The Other Lamb), producers; Tujiko Noriko (Kuro), composer; Stuart Bentley (The Patrol), cinematographer; Amanda James (film debut), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

Over the course of 24 hours, disgruntled city employee Joseph (Whishaw) propels himself across the city of London after an impulsive act of rebellion, which sets him on a personal journey of self-liberation…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

Ben Whishaw delivers a raw, fierce lead performance in this intense, claustrophobic drama-thriller from first-time feature filmmaker Aneil Karia, which feels like a suitable companion piece to the words of the Safdie Brothers (of Uncut Gems).

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 28TH MAY 2021

WHERE CAN I FIND IT?

IN CINEMAS NATIONWIDE, AND AVAILABLE TO RENT/BUY ON DIGITAL PLATFORMS, INCLUDING AMAZON PRIME VIDEO

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