• Welcome to Chechnya
  • Mélange
  • Sublet
  • Clementine
  • Secret Love (A)
  • Kelet
  • Hannah Gadsby: Douglas
  • Shangela is Shook
  • Deadwood: The Movie
  • Character One: Susan
  • Braking for Whales
  • Calm with Horses
  • Bad Education
  • Escaping Freedom
  • Spiral
  • Ellie & Abbie (& Ellie's Dead Aunt)
  • Cicada
  • Burning Baby (The)
  • Low End (The)
  • Keystone
  • Importance of Being Oscar (The)
  • World on Fire
  • Stardust
  • How to Build a Girl
  • To the Stars
  • My Truth: The Rape of Two Coreys
  • Feel Good
  • Hunters
  • Star Trek: Picard
  • Palm Swings
  • Metamorphosis
  • Dew
  • Lazare
  • Teacher (The)
  • No Hard Feelings
  • Pray Away
  • Saint Maud
  • Frida. Viva la Vida
  • Comets
  • My Little Sister


Country: UK, Language: English, 81 mins

  • Director: Jamie Patterson
  • Writer: Jeff Murphy
  • Producer: Julius Beltrame; Sarah Drew; Jamie Patterson

CGiii Comment

Justine doesn’t think much of life, nor does she particularly want to partake in it. Numbing the pain of past hurts with alcohol, giving nothing away at her court-appointed therapy sessions, she seems content to spend her days with her pothead friend Peach, not thinking of a future she doesn’t think she deserves to have. Then she meets the idealistic Rachel and suddenly Justine is faced with someone who can see past her arrogant swagger – someone who wants to love Justine despite all the reasons she shouldn’t. Perhaps life isn’t so bad after all. But can a new love like theirs repair a lifetime of hurt? This Brighton-set drama is a powerful rumination on how the past can shape the present.

Emma Smart


Cast & Characters

Sian Reese-Williams as Leanne
Steve Oram as Doctor Jim
Kirsty Dillon as Olivia
Tallulah Haddon as Justine
Sophie Reid as Rachel
Xavien Russell as Peach
Nathan Ariss as News Agent
Charlotte Atkinson as Girl / Bully 1