The Flood trailer: Lena Headey plays a hardened immigration officer
The subjects of immigration and the migrant crisis continue to be divisive in the UK and around the world. As Alistair Ryder noted in his review of the Dardennes' Young Ahmed earlier today, striking the right filmmaking balance can be tricky in such a tense and reactionary environment. Anthony Woodley's, The Flood, is the latest film to approach the topic, basing its story on a number of real-life encounters. Curzon have just released the first trailer for The Flood, which you can check out above.
Wendy, a hardened immigration officer is offered a high-profile asylum case, judged on her ability to quickly and clinically reject applicants. Through her interrogation, she must uncover whether Haile is lying and has a more sinister reason for seeking asylum. We follow Haile on his perilous 5000 kilometre journey – over oceans, across borders, and amidst the flurry of the Calais Jungle – to find solace and safety in the UK. But now he must cross the final hurdle.
Anthony Woodley directs, with cast led by Lena Headey, Ivanno Jeremiah,
Iain Glen and Arsher Ali.
The Flood opens in UK cinemas and on demand from June 21, with a Special Event Screening followed by panel discussion on June 17.