New Trailer for Indie Drama 'The Silent Storm' Starring Damian Lewis
"We each have our duties in this life…" A trailer has debuted online for an indie drama called The Silent Storm, set on a remote Scottish island telling the story of a marriage falling apart helped by the arrival of a troubled young boy. Damian Lewis stars as a local minister and Andrea Riseborough plays his wife. This actually first premiered at the London Film Festival back in 2014 and hasn't played at any other fests since then, with the distributor holding onto it for a while. Is it worth the wait? I'm not sure. The full cast includes Ross Anderson, Kate Dickie, Eric Robertson, and John Sessions. This actually looks solid, with some great cinematography and a strong story of love and chaos. Might be worth catching? Take a look.
On a wild and remote Scottish island, the respected local minister, Balor (Damian Lewis), fights to keep his disappearing community together. His beautiful, enigmatic wife Aislin (Andrea Riseborough) is more in tune with nature than she is with her husband or the villagers. It's clear she doesn't belong here and is treated as a total outsider. A storm is raging inside their marriage. They inhabit a strange, troubled relationship, which is reaching breaking point. A violent fight erupts between them. Suddenly amidst the chaos and confusion there is a knock at the door: a rugged 17-year-old delinquent has been sent to live with them - his last chance at rehabilitation. The Silent Storm is both written and directed by filmmaker Corinna McFarlane, of only the doc Three Miles North of Molkom previously. This originally premiered at the London Film Festival in 2014, and is only set to open in the UK starting in May. Anyone interested?
Reader Feedback - 5 Comments
Good to see Damian Lewis doing a lot of good work. I've been interested in him since he played the abusive boyfriend to Jennifer Lopaz in the Robert Redford and Morgan Freeman film An Unfinished Life. Pretty good film too. Mr. Lewis was intense and excellent in his small part. A very good actor.
Guest on Apr 22, 2016
There's something peculiarly sophisticated about Andrea Riseborough that I like about her. I saw only few of her films, but she's mostly always very good in them. Something quiet and disquieting at the same time in the characters she plays.
shiboleth on Apr 22, 2016
I just can't stand Damian Lewis face
Oriyan J. Ovadia on Apr 23, 2016
Cool. I think this just looks good!
DAVIDPD on Apr 23, 2016
The Scots were fairly backwards in regards to religion, not that long ago either. Some islands in the north still won't let people do things on sunday. Cut people off from a free thinking society and give them a outdated holy book, what could go wrong?
Carpola on Apr 24, 2016
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