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The End We Start From (2023)

Opens on January 19

Director: Mahalia Belo Run Time: 101 min. Release Year: 2023

Starring: Gina McKee, Jodie Comer, Joel Fry, Katherine Waterston, Mark Strong

Country: United Kingdom
Language: English

About the film:

World Premiere, 2023 Toronto Film Festival
Nine nominations at the British Independent Film Awards

When an environmental crisis sees London submerged by flood waters, a young family is torn apart in the chaos. As a woman and her newborn try and find their way home, the profound novelty of motherhood is brought into sharp focus in this intimate and poetic portrayal of family survival.

“an unusual, female-powered alternative within a field of films that are usually heavier on action than words… Comer is outstanding.”

—Benjamin Lee, The Guardian

A quietly powerful apocalyptic survival film adapted by playwright and screenwriter Alice Birch (2021’s Mothering Sunday, 2016’s Lady Macbeth) from the novel of the same name by Megan Hunter, and directed by BAFTA-winner Mahalia Belo.

About the filmmaker:

Mahalia Belo is a director who graduated from England’s National Film and Television School. Her graduation film Volume (2012) won a British Independent Film Award for Best British Short Film and was presented at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and BFI London. In addition, she has worked on various other projects including the BAFTA-winning television movie Ellen (2016) and two BBC mini-series—the supernatural thriller Requiem (2018)and The Long Song (2018), an adaption of Andrea Levy’s novel about the last days of slavery in Jamaica, . Belo premiered her debut feature film The End We Start From (2023) at the Toronto Film Festival.

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