The Ones Below
OUT MARCH 11 / CERT. 15 / 86 MINS.
DIRECTOR David Farr CAST Clémence Poésy, David Morrissey, Stephen Campbell Moore
Underneath the surface of middleclass comfort and respectability lurk simple base desires: to mate, to protect, to reproduce. They drive theatre director and playwright David Farr’s feature-film directorial debut and it’s probably reasonable to say that a) he’s a fan of the work of Roman Polanski and b) what’s wrong with that? A contained four-hander dealing with desire and sanity, it lacks the subtlety to completely get under the skin. But Clémence Poésy excels as a nervous and excited expectant mother dealing with the drama of being a parent — and also growing tensions with her new neighbours.