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      Lapwing

      2021 1 hr. 29 min. History Drama Romance List
      100% 6 Reviews Tomatometer A mute young woman, Patience, from an isolated community in rural England in 1555, struggles with her controlling brother-in-law and leader, David, who is gradually unraveling after the failure of his idyllic community. The Egyptian Act has been passed, stipulating that all 'gypsies' must vacate England immediately and anyone found aiding them could be executed. In exchange for a fee, David agrees to help an Egyptian family who must stay a month on their land until a ship comes to take them away. The others in the community tolerate this decision, hoping it could lead them to a more prosperous life. But when Patience pursues an affair with one of the outsiders, she is thrust into a violent and vicious psychological battle with David, who sees her actions as a direct rebellion, and a threat to the power he desperately wants to maintain over the community. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Dec 13 Buy Now

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      PsychedelicMonkey! An amazing film! Atmospheric and highly engaging and beautifully shot and acted. Everyone envolved in the making of this should be so proud. Just a shame that it's not been seen by more people. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/29/23 Full Review Thomas S Very moving and captivating though the men seem to have Irish accents Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/10/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      David Jenkins Little White Lies A satisfyingly intense period drama with some nice moments of genre pay-off. Rated: 3/5 Nov 25, 2021 Full Review Peter Bradshaw Guardian Stark, oppressive, menacing, a historical drama with a slice of horror. Rated: 3/5 Nov 24, 2021 Full Review Edward Porter Sunday Times (UK) Stevens's drama is one of those films that give you an immersive sense of outdoor life: you can feel the wind on your face. The story - an attack on prejudice - isn't equally convincing, but the film puts it across with bracing melodramatic force. Rated: 3/5 Dec 8, 2021 Full Review Sarah Cook HeyUGuys Bleak and beautiful, Lapwing's fierce performances carry its nuanced and heartfelt story to great heights. Rated: 4/5 Nov 29, 2021 Full Review Thomas White Battle Royale With Cheese Lapwing is a bleak, beautiful study of race, sex and sense community. Nov 27, 2021 Full Review Emily Maskell WeLoveCinema a work of decisively provoking menace Nov 24, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis A mute young woman, Patience, from an isolated community in rural England in 1555, struggles with her controlling brother-in-law and leader, David, who is gradually unraveling after the failure of his idyllic community. The Egyptian Act has been passed, stipulating that all 'gypsies' must vacate England immediately and anyone found aiding them could be executed. In exchange for a fee, David agrees to help an Egyptian family who must stay a month on their land until a ship comes to take them away. The others in the community tolerate this decision, hoping it could lead them to a more prosperous life. But when Patience pursues an affair with one of the outsiders, she is thrust into a violent and vicious psychological battle with David, who sees her actions as a direct rebellion, and a threat to the power he desperately wants to maintain over the community.
      Director
      Philip Stevens
      Executive Producer
      Tyrone Braithwaite, Jon Hamshaw, Liz Jones, Richard Main
      Screenwriter
      Laura Turner, Laura Turner
      Production Co
      Inceptive Films, Urban Apatche, Hyperreal Films, World Serpent Productions
      Genre
      History, Drama, Romance
      Original Language
      English
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