Directed by Warren Malone
Starring - Elizabeth Healey (Mum's List), Keir Charles (Man Up), Leon Ockenden, Liz Richardson.
Runtime - 75 minutes
Part of our Rising Star strand
Emma has it all as successful lawyer: Barrister husband, kids, a plush pad in Chelsea. Ryan is attempting to build an elephant out of sand on the South-bank. Many years ago he was her first love; it ended badly and they haven't seen each other since. When their paths cross things are awkward but a tube strike has paralyzed public transport and both of them need to get home on the other side of the river. Along the way they reminisce, argue, laugh and cry.
Warren Malone's tale is an incredible achievement of economic film making. Shot on a micro budget the director takes the audience on heart warming trip across London with two leads who share an incredible chemistry. It is a film that looks at how time can get away from us and lives can change and move in different directions. Funny, wickedly smart and poignant Across the River proves that you do not need a myriad of effects to create a great piece of cinema.
Go see if you liked BEFORE SUNRISE and or ONE FINE DAY.