Make Up

Directed by Claire Oakley

Ruth travels to a seaside holiday park to stay with her boyfriend Tom. It’s off-season, so the resort is mostly deserted. Ruth gradually settles into her new environment, finding work and making a new friend in the form of make-up enthusiast Jade.  But Ruth finds evidence her beau might be cheating on her. Transforming her remote coastal setting into an intangible labyrinth of creeping intrigue, debut director Oakley inventively flirts with genre conventions to weave a singular tale of self-acceptance and sexual awakening.

Director Claire Oakley and actor Molly Windsor took part in Curzon’s Living Room Q&A season – you can watch it back online here:

86 minutes


Country of origin:
Great Britain

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