Posted by Stef in Jun 25,2011 with 1 Comment
When your father is someone as prolific as filmmaker Ridley Scott, your directorial debut is bound to come up just a little bit short. But in Jordan Scott’s case, a little bit short is still very, very good.
The younger Scott forges her way into feature film territory with “Cracks,” a period drama/thriller about a tight-knit group of girls at an English boarding school.
At St. Mathilda’s, the diving team reigns supreme, and Di (Juno Temple), the team captain, is the queen bee and favorite of their glamorous, free-spirited teacher and diving coach, Miss G (Eva Green). But when Fiamma (Maria Valverde), an aristocratic Spanish student, arrives, Miss G’s attention quickly shifts, and Di’s jealousy flairs.
Miss G’s fervent interest in the cool, mature Fiamma blooms into full-blown obsession, and her behavior and composure take a downward slide into questionable. When she gets involved in a midnight feast that brings the girls together in a moment of tentative friendship, it turns into a night that will change all of their lives.
“Cracks,” adapted from the novel of the same name by Sheila Kohler, contains all the schoolgirl drama, repressed sexual tension and petty rivalries one would expect in an old-fashioned boarding school setting.
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