12:45 | 2014 FUNDED BY NETWORK
a blonde girl against a backdrop of a blue sky

Alice and Jude are desperate to connect but their physical intimacy proves to be an illusion when they are confronted with a disturbing decision.

Writer/Director:  Anna Blandford
Producer: Linda Biney

Genre: Drama
Upsetting scenes


Cruelty lays bare our shared anxieties and fears about intimacy and the fragility of human relationships in an unsettling and thrillingly visceral way. Anna has created a nuanced and mature piece of work, and it was a pleasure to be able to support both her and this project through the BFI NETWORK.

Jess Loveland, Creative England

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