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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
2017
Type of film
Features
Director
Ted Evans
Producer
Alex Usborne, Michelle Eastwood
Screenwriter
Ted Evans, E.V Crowe

Production Company

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