Circle Of Trust Screenings: The Unloved
United Kingdom, 2010, 106 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Drama, Foreign
Digital presentation - Two-time Academy Award nominee Samantha Morton's directorial debut THE UNLOVED is a powerful and personal look at the strength and resilience of youth. Morton tells the story of eleven-year-old Lucy (newcomer Molly Windsor) seeking refuge as a ward of the state from her abusive father (Robert Carlyle). Placed in a tumultuous foster home, Lucy befriends her rebellious teenage roommate Lauren (Lauren Socha), and together they navigate the cold and uncaring world before them.
With a screenplay by Tony Grisoni (FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS) based on original material by Samantha Morton, THE UNLOVED captures the subtle magic and melancholy of childhood while painting an honest portrait of a girl torn between a broken family and an inept social system.
Watch actress turned director Samantha Morton talk about her passion to film THE UNLOVED:
DIRECTOR: Samantha Morton
Producer: Kate Ogborn, Michael Winterbottom
Editor: Colin Monie
Screenwriter: Tony Grisoni
Principal Cast: Molly Windsor, Robert Carlyle, Susan Lynch, Lauren Socha
US Distributor: Oscilloscope Pictures
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