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Retreat

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Synopsis

Grace, a deaf college dropout, has spent her life trying to fit in. In her first few weeks at university, a familiar isolation has taken hold. Then she meets Ben, a deaf man, who introduces her to ‘the village’, a deaf-only commune situated in countryside, miles from anywhere. A place where sign language is the only language, a place where she can be herself. Grace drops out of her studies to join the commune. She thinks she has found her utopia. But she then discovers the shocking lengths that the founders will go to protect their way of life from the outside world...
Set in Bristol, this thriller probes ideas about identity and to what lengths people will go in order to fight for what they believe in.

Details

Year
2020
Type of film
Features
Director
Ted Evans 1st Feature
Producer
Michelle Stein, Alex Usborne
Screenwriter
Ted Evans

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Last updated 25th March 2019

Production Company

An iFeatures project supported by Creative England, BFI, BBC Films and Creative Skillset

Michelle Stein
Escape Films
Beehive Lofts
Beehive Mill
Jersey St
Manchester
M4 6JG
michelle@escapefilms.co.uk
http://www.escapefilms.co.uk

104 Films
Alex Usborne
The Workstation
15 Paternoster Row
Sheffield
S1 2BX
+44 (0)114 2493160
http://www.104films.com