Cracks (12A)

IN a strict elite boarding school in the 1930s, a clique of girls idolise their enigmatic swimming instructor, Miss G (Eva Green). But when a beautiful Spanish girl named Fiamma arrives at the school, Miss G s focus is shifted away from the other girls. J

IN a strict elite boarding school in the 1930s, a clique of girls idolise their enigmatic swimming instructor, Miss G (Eva Green).

But when a beautiful Spanish girl named Fiamma arrives at the school, Miss G's focus is shifted away from the other girls. Jealousy ultimately leads to Fiamma's inexplicable disappearance.

CRACKS (12A) is the impressive directing debut from Jordan Scott, daughter of legendary film-maker Ridley Scott.

She says: "I was drawn to this story for all of its innocence, and its darkness. To me, it had all the makings and players of a fairytale - the innocent young girls hermetically sealed in their foreboding boarding school, and their beloved teacher Miss G, who plays both fairy godmother and witch.

"I imagined that the girls viewed their world through a veil of myth and whimsy, in order to spice up what was otherwise a monotonous and lonely reality.

"And then there was the architect of their fantasies - Miss G, a character rife with mystery and contradictions, entrusted with protecting their innocence and molding their potential.

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"But of course, as with all fairytales there is the moment when innocence is lost.

"I was interested in what these characters would do to hold on to their fairytale, and preserve their blissful equilibrium.

"It spoke to a bigger question for me - to what lengths does a person go to protect the illusions of themselves and the world around them?

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