Blu-ray, DVD Release: Dark River

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: March 12, 2019
Price: DVD $13.65, Blu-ray $17.99
Studio: FilmRise/MVD

The critically acclaimed 2017 UK drama Dark River stars Ruth Wilson (TV’s The Affair) and is written and directed by Clio Barnard.

Following the death of her father, Alice (Wilson) returns home to Yorkshire for the first time in 15 years, to claim the tenancy of the family farm she believes is rightfully hers. Once there she encounters her older brother Joe (Mark Stanley), a man she barely recognizes, worn down by years of struggling to keep the farm going while caring for their sick father. Joe is thrown by Alice’s sudden arrival, angered by her claim and finds her presence increasingly impossible to deal with. Battling to regain control in a fraught and fragile situation, Alice must confront traumatic memories and family betrayals to find a way to restore the farm and salvage the bond with her brother before both are irrevocably lost.

Dark River director Barnard won the 2019 Platform Prize at the Toronto International Film Festival for her work.

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.