BFI London Film Festival: Starred Up
A film that exudes authenticity + the bleak reality of prison
As part of the BFI London Film Festival's Official Competition, Starred Up tells the grimly true to life tale of young offender Eric, played by the super talented Jack O'Connell. His uncontrollable violence leads him to be transferred to an adult prison, where his father is also serving time. Director David Mackenzie concocts a brutal beauty, starkly portraying a life behind bars that wells up with emotion and physicality. Seating allocated on arrival.
"...a breakout star."