Lenny Abrahamson’s, The Little Stranger, Released in Cinemas on Friday, 21 September
Posted: 20th September 2018
Lenny Abrahamson’s The Little Stranger, based on Sarah Waters’ best-selling novel, will be released in Irish cinemas this Friday, 21 September.
The Little Stranger is a darkly mysterious drama adapted for the big screen by BAFTA nominee Lucinda Coxon (The Danish Girl). The film tells the story of Dr Faraday, the son of a housemaid, who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country doctor. During the long hot summer of 1948, he is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall, where his mother once worked. The Hall has been home to the Ayres family for more than two centuries. But it is now in decline and its inhabitants — mother, son and daughter — are haunted by something more ominous than a dying way of life. When he takes on his new patient, Faraday has no idea how closely, and how disturbingly, the family’s story is about to become entwined with his own.
The film stars Domhnall Gleeson (Brooklyn) as Dr Faraday; Golden Globe winner Ruth Wilson (The Affair) as Caroline Ayres; BAFTA winner Will Poulter (The Revenant) as Roderick Ayres; and Oscar nominee Charlotte Rampling (45 Years) as Mrs Ayres.
Speaking on the release, Abrahamson commented: “I’m excited to bring The Little Stranger to an audience. Sarah’s novel is hypnotic and genre breaking and I couldn’t forget it. I hope we’ve done it justice — I think we have.”
Having watched the film, Sarah Waters commented: “The moment The Little Stranger finished, I wanted to watch it again. The product of a perfect combination of things — genius direction, a great script, masterly acting, lush cinematography — it’s a complex, poignant, terrifically unsettling film. I couldn’t wish for a better adaptation of the novel.”
The Little Stranger is directed by Lenny Abrahamson (Oscar nominated for Room); produced by Gail Egan (The Constant Gardener), Andrea Calderwood (The Last King of Scotland) and Ed Guiney (Room); and executive produced by Cameron McCracken for Pathé, Daniel Battsek for Film4, Andrew Lowe for Element Pictures, Celine Haddad for Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland and Tim O’Shea for Ingenious.
Director of Photography is Ole Birkeland (The Crown, American Animals), with Costumes by Steven Noble (BAFTA nominee for The Theory of Everything) and Hair and Make-Up by Sian Grigg (Oscar nominee for The Revenant). Simon Elliott (The Iron Lady and BAFTA TV winner for Bleak House) is Production Designer; Nathan Nugent (Room) Editor; and the Music is by Stephen Rennicks (Room).
The Little Stranger is a Pathé, Film4, Screen Ireland and Ingenious presentation of a Potboiler Production in association with Element Films. The film was developed by Film4 with Potboiler and Element Films.
Pathé will distribute the film in the UK, France and Switzerland; and Focus Features acquired the film from Pathé International for distribution throughout the rest of the world.