Carmilla (15)

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Part of: In Dreams Are Monsters

Directed by Emily Harris
Starring Jessica Raine, Hannah Rae, Devrim Lingnau, Tobias Menzies, Greg Wise

Inspired by Carmilla, a novella written in 1872 by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu. It was one of the earliest works of vampire fiction, pre-dating Dracula by 26 years. Coming-of-Age, awakening sexuality, and lesbianism are explored in this almost bloodless re-telling of the story that removes the explicit vampire references but retains the gothic horror and supernatural.

Lara, a dreamy teenager lives in the countryside in northern England with her father (Greg Wise). Lara is mostly cared for by her governess, stern disciplinarian Miss Fontaine (Jessica Raine). One night a horse carriage accident brings a young woman Carmilla into the house, rescued as the sole survivor of the crash. As the two girls become passionately close, Lara gets pale and tired-looking. Meanwhile, other girls in the county are mysteriously falling ill.

Screening as part of In Dreams Are Monsters: A Season of Horror Films, a UK-wide film season supported by the National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network.




Approx 94 mins

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15-20 mins of trailers & adverts before the screening (not included in duration)

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