Coming soon is Carmilla, an atmospheric, coming-of-age love story steeped in eerie mystery; a reimagining of Sheridan La Fanu’s 19th century novella of the same name. 15-year-old Lara lives with her father and her strict governess, Miss Fontaine, in total isolation and is struggling to find an outlet for her curiosity and burgeoning sexuality. When a carriage crash nearby brings a young girl into the family home to recuperate, Lara is enchanted by the eponymous Carmilla.
Carmilla is the solo directorial debut of writer-director Emily Harris, starring newcomers Hannah Rae and Devrim Lingnau alongside Jessica Raine, Tobias Menzies and Greg Wise. It comes with a score composed by Philip Selway, drummer for the band Radiohead (who previously scored Polly Steele’s Let Me Go). The Victoria and Albert Museum, where writer-director Emily Harris is a Curator of the Theatre and Performance Department, will host a London Premiere screening on 24th March 2020. A Regional Premiere will take place at the Depot Cinema, Lewes on 31st March 2020 followed by a national release on the 3rd of April. The film was shot on location in and around Lewes and Plumpton, East Sussex.