The Falling

The Falling

By Carol Morley

  • Genre: Carol Morley
  • Release Date: 2015-08-07
  • Advisory Rating: Unrated
  • Runtime: 1h 42min
  • Director: Carol Morley
  • Production Company: Cannon and Morley Productions
  • iTunes Price: USD 7.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
5.2/10
5.2
From 92 Ratings

Description

WATCH IT NOW WHILE IT'S IN THEATERS! Intense and troubled Lydia (Maisie Williams - "Game of Thrones") and charismatic Abbie are best friends experiencing a sexual awakening at their strict English girls' school. Following a tragedy, a mysterious fainting epidemic breaks out, and as Lydia's symptoms worsen, she rallies against the school's authorities to uncover the underlying cause of the outbreak. Eventually her actions force old secrets to rise to the surface and she finds herself faced with a truth that she never expected. THE FALLING is "terrific film-making – enough to bring a rush of blood to the head." (Guardian)

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  • A HORRIBLE HORRIBLE MOVIE

    1
    By disc0din0
    An absolute waste of time and money. No plot, bad acting, lazy directing. You're better off watching paint dry than this yawn inducing time waster!
  • A Stinkah

    1
    By Gertrude224
    A complete bore. No plot, ridiculous prolonged musical interludes, pointless visual transitions. Wish I could get back the 100 minutes of my life I wasted watching this trash.
  • False Advertising!!

    1
    By BigfullaNZ
    VERY slow and uneventful. Looked great on the over, saw thriller.. the whole falling down angle had promise. NOTHING happens, then it ends. $7 to rent?!?! I want a refund. SAVE YOUR MONEY and more importantly.. your life. Acting was sub-par and only exceeded in its lack of originality by the plot. Choose something else and move on.
  • Intoxicating Fall

    4
    By matty03
    Carol Morley's narrative film directorial debut is stunning more for what it attempts to do and less for what it actually manages to achieve. This might seem a criticism, but it really isn't. This is a masterfully shot film reminiscent of Peter Weir mixed with Nicolas Roeg, but it stands alone. Set in a British all-girls academy at the tail end of the 1960's, Morley explores the truly horrific experiences of young women slipping into the mysteries of adulthood, sexuality and consequences. The film's marketing campaign has aimed at the high-end "artsy" horror audience, and this makes sense. However it does set the film up to deliver something it never plans to deliver. After a tragedy befalls a beautiful young woman, the other students begin to suffer shared and disturbing physiological symptoms. As the inflictions increase and spread to one of the younger teachers, the stodgy seemingly stuck-in-time head mistress and her fellow senior professor must attempt to face it all. What is it that these young women and teachers are facing? There are more than a few things that seem odd about the initial tragedy which is never explained. And as mourning and grieving begin the film takes on an intriguing atmosphere that seems to mix mysticism, paganism, sexuality, lust, forbidden compulsions and a series of quick edits that are almost so brief it reminds one of The Exorcist. Morley has filled the film with a great cast. This is a cast that can not only act, but every actor possesses film presence. The two most important factors of "That Falling" are Morley's slow-burn pacing and the stunningly beautiful cinematography by the great Agnès Godard. In the end, one could draw a number of conclusions. None of which could ever be soundly tied to the movie. A psycho-sexual film that seduces as much as it haunts. I was glued to the screen.
  • SO LAME! SOOO LAME!

    1
    By MannyVenegas
    What a waste of time! I don't get how this got an 80% score on Rotten Tomatoes. SOOO LAME! Look elsewhere.
  • Slow

    1
    By Dombuk
    Very slow movie and a waste of my time. And this is the first review I ever wrote for iTunes because was very disappointed !
  • The Falling

    1
    By Nettie2019
    First it shouldn't be in the horror genre.. Second I have no idea what it was even about. After watching it Makes no sense at all.
  • Umm… What?

    2
    By wally_wally_world
    I have no idea what just happened… so confused that whole movie! and very weirded out. If you’re into all that witchy creepy orgy stuff you’ll like it but it wasn’t really my thing.
  • What??

    1
    By MadiCee
    So confused! Terrible. I want a refund
  • Who is Abigail Mortimer?

    5
    By Anonymous Person!
    This movie was so disturbing that I stopped half-way through, and didn’t have the balls to watch the rest. So, yes, this movie qualifies as horror… in the same way that Tusk and Escape From Tomorrow do — and that’s a powerful thing, it really stays with you. You can’t help but to hate it.

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