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Evelyn

Following his Oscar winning The White Helmets, Orlando von Einsiedel turns his camera on his own family as they attempt to cope with a devastating loss.

Dir Orlando von Einsiedel
Prod Joanna Natasegara
UK
2018
95min
Prod Co Violet Films

When his brother, newly diagnosed as schizophrenic and suffering from intense depression, took his own life at 22, Orlando and his other two siblings buried the trauma, rarely talking about it. Over a decade later, the remaining family set out on a hiking tour, visiting landscapes Evelyn liked to walk, to reflect on his life and death. The result is an intensely personal and moving take on the emotional impact of suicide within a family and a powerful account of the benefits of creating safe spaces for emotional communication. Shot in a subjective style and against the stunning backdrop of the British countryside, Evelyn is an emotionally raw film that documents the difficult, yet rewarding, attempt to navigate the rocky highlands of collective trauma.

Ana David

The screening on Friday 12 Oct has an audio-description soundtrack for customers who are blind or partially-sighted. Headphones are available on request at the venue.

The screening on Sunday 14 Oct has English language subtitles, including descriptions of non-dialogue audio, for customers who are D/deaf or hard of hearing and an audio-description soundtrack for customers who are blind or partially-sighted. Headphones are available on request at the venue.

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