Silver Haze

Directed by Sacha Polak

Sacha Polak’s captivating and intimately crafted drama, Silver Haze, delivers a powerful and emotionally charged depiction of working-class life in Britain, featuring Vicky Knight in an award-winning performance that is both revelatory and magnetic.

The story centres around 23-year-old Franky who leads a life dedicated to caregiving, juggling her duties as a nurse while being the backbone of her tumultuous family in East London.

Internally, Franky harbours deep-seated anger stemming from a traumatic childhood fire that left her scarred. However, her life takes a transformative turn when she embarks on a relationship with one of her patients, Florence. The two embark on a journey to Florence’s coastal hometown, where an open-minded and supportive patchwork family welcomes them. In this new environment, Franky finds the emotional sanctuary she desperately needs to confront the demons of her past.. 

This work contains flashing images which may affect viewers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.


Event/ The screenings on Fri 29 Mar, Mon 1 Apr, and Thu 4 Apr (20:15), will be followed by a recorded Q&A featuring director Sacha Polak and lead actor Vicky Knight in conversation with Melanie Iredale, Director of Reclaim the Frame.

Event/ The 17:45 screening on Fri 29 Mar will also be introduced by Anne Louise Kershaw, Impact Producer at Reclaim the Frame. Presented in partnership with Reclaim the Frame (no adverts or trailers).

"A compassionate, richly realised family drama"

Sight and Sound

"Intensely felt and authentic"

Screen Daily

103 minutes


Country of origin:
Great Britain and Netherlands

Year of production:

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