VARIETY – British actor Raffey Cassidy has been in blockbusters (“Snow White and the Huntsman”), prestige TV series (“Mr. Selfridge”) and is busily establishing her arthouse resume, with such films as “Vox Lux,” “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” and now “The Other Lamb,” from Polish helmer Malgorzata Szumowska. An eerie thriller featuring Cassidy as Selah, a teenager who comes of age in an all-female cult holed up in the wilderness led by the Shepherd (Michiel Huisman), the film follows Selah’s development, as a “lamb” in the cult’s flock, to a young woman whose choices lead to freedom. “The Other Lamb” debuted last year at Toronto, but its theatrical run in the U.S. was cut short by the coronavirus pandemic. She also starred in “Nightwalk,” a short directed by Szumowska as part of fashion house Miu Miu’s Women’s Tales series. Her work with Miu Miu on the short is an extension of her interest in fashion: “Having worked in films and having been exposed to amazing costume designers sparked my interest in fashion,” she says. “You can say so much about yourself through clothes.”
Where are you spending the coronavirus quarantine?
I’m at home in Manchester with all of my family.
How are you passing the time?
I’m taking up the new hobby of learning to play the piano. I’m certain it will be useful!
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Nightwalk manages to be both a silent film, and, a symphonic portrait of young struggle against family and social expectations. It bristles with the electricity and excitement that accompanies self-discovery. Two strangers, once trapped, now freeing themselves from the fixed roles of male and female.
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‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’: Sally Hawkins, Cillian Murphy, Ken Watanabe & Raffey Cassidy Join Michael Morpurgo Animation
DEADLINE – EXCLUSIVE: Sally Hawkins (The Shape Of Water), Cillian Murphy (Inception), Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai) and Raffey Cassidy (The Killing Of A Sacred Deer) are to voice the animated adaptation of War Horse scribe Michael Morpurgo’s novel Kensuke’s Kingdom.
The children’s book tells the story of Michael, who is taken by his family on a round-the-world sailing trip. When a storm strikes he is washed overboard and ends up on a remote island in the Pacific where he struggles to survive on his own. He soon realizes there is someone close by, someone who is watching over him and helping him to stay alive.
Sherlock Gnomes animator Neil Boyle and Kirk Hendry (Junk) will direct the adventure story with an ecological message whose script comes from Frank Cottrell-Boyce (The Railway Man). Bankside is handling sales at the EFM and has previously closed pre-sales in France (Le Pacte), China (DDDreams), Switzerland (Praesens) and Middle East (Front Row Entertainment). Pic is currently in pre-production.
Producers are Sarah Radclyffe (My Beautiful Laundrette) and Lupus Films duo Camilla Deakin and Ruth Fielding (Ethel And Earnest), Barnaby Spurrier (Somers Town), and Stephan Roelants (Song Of The Sea).
Executive producers are Bill Godfrey, Courtney Pledger and Tim Morris. Associate producer is Anna Webster. Co-producers are Jigsaw Films, Lupus Films, Melusine Productions and Brennus Productions. The film is a co-production between the UK, Luxembourg and Ireland. Development has been supported by the BFI, Film Fund Luxembourg and Ffilm Cymru Wales.