Ben Whishaw gives a deliriously committed performance as Joseph, an emotionally unstable airport security officer beset by loneliness, insomnia and unresolved feelings for his co-worker. After lashing out at work, he goes on a chaotic odyssey through London, experiencing surreal and disturbing encounters with strangers (and more tender ones with Lily and his troubled parents, played by Ellie Haddington and Ian Gelder) as his actions push him closer and closer to breaking point – and/or liberation.
A gripping, intense and exhilarating character study developed from Karia’s 2013 short, Surge also offers a considered portrait of vulnerability.
Tickets for cinema screenings will go on sale after the Prime Minister’s announcement on 10 May about Step 3 of the roadmap out of lockdown, which will confirm our reopening on 17 May. Priority booking will be available to HOME Friends, followed by HOME members with tickets on general sale from 13 May.