30 West/Agile/Stray Bear (Kristian Brodie, Lauren Dark &
UK 🇬🇧 2017 (released 2018)
W: Michael Pearce
DP: Benjamin Kracun
Ed: Maya Maffioli
Jessie Buckley (Moll), Johnny Flynn (Pascal), Emily
Taaffe (Tamara), Geraldine James (Hilary), Trystane Gravelle (Clifford)
Set on the island of Jersey, this British drama stars Jessie
Buckley as a troubled young woman from an oppressive family who becomes romantically involved with a stranger to their small, rural town.
As their relationship develops, it emerges that her suitor is
a suspect of a series of brutal murders.
The austere atmosphere of the settings gives this drama a
bleak, downbeat feeling and the two lead performances are excellent, especially Jessie Buckley and the film was incredibly well received by critics and was reasonably successful on the indie
Certainly amongst the best British films the year it was
In some countries, it was retitled as "Jersey Affair" for some
Did You Know:
Writer-director Michael Pearce previously lived in Jersey
and this movie is loosely based on a real life person dubbed The Beast of Jersey who terrorized the island of Jersey in the 1960s and 1970s.