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The Nest
Archived: The Nest (2020)

director: Sean Durkin

composer: Richard Reed Parry
With: Jude Law, Carrie Coon, Adeel Akhtar, a.o.

duration: 107 minutes

Official Selection - In Competition
Film Fest Gent - The Nest

"The Nest is a somber, grown-up sort of movie, made with remarkable poise and maturity, and a level of craft so compelling it can be difficult to tear your eyes from the screen. And if it doesn't have the catchy, religious cult hook of Durkins's debut, it has depth and resonance that arguably outstrip his 2011 Sundance winner. Set in the '80s and containing direct references to Reaganomics and the era of rampant privatization in Thatcher's UK, still the film's insights are not confined solely to that period. Rather, the cracks that eventually widen into fissures and then chasms in this family's fragile veneer all spring from far more timeless flaws like greed, entitlement and mistrust." - The Playlist


director: Sean Durkin
composer: Richard Reed Parry
producer: Ed Guiney, Andrew Lowe, Christina Piovesan, Rose Garnett, Amy Jackson, Derrin Schlesinger
screenplay: Sean Durkin
Editor: Matthew Hannam
Cinematography: Mátyás Erdély

production company: BBC Films

More info

dialogue: English
subtitles: Dutch/Fr subt.
Country: Canada - - United Kingdom
year: 2020


SEAN DURKIN: Doris (2006, short), Mary Last Seen (2010, short), Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011), Southcliffe (2013, TV), The Nest (2020)

Technical Specs

format: DCP
frame: 1:1,85

Other festival films by director Sean Durkin

2011:Martha Marcy May Marlene


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