DARK RIVER Trailer: Ruth Wilson Navigates an Uncomfortable Homecoming

This Dark River trailer is not all sunshine and rainbows. In fact, the sun doesn’t appear to shine at all and, well, rainbows might be a possibility because it definitely rains in this movie at some point.

Ruth Wilson stars as a woman returning to her family farm, where things have not been going well for her brother. Check out the trailer:

Following the death of her father, Alice (Ruth 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 whilst 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.


There’s clearly some fucked up business with Ruth Wilson’s father, played here by Sean Bean in another role that will eventually kill him off. Wilson is a magnetic actress, and no matter how absurd her Showtime series The Affair got in its bizarro final season, she remained steadfast and always watchable.

Dark River opens across the pond February 23. There’s no word on a US release date yet, but odds are it will pop up on your TV before your local theater.

Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
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