First Look, New UK Horror Film: Rose- A Love Story

By Bianca Garner

Looking for a new horror flick in time for Halloween? Well, look no further. Recently, the new poster and trailer for the U.K. independent horror film “Rose – A Love Story” was released, ahead of celebrating its World Premiere at the 2020 BFI London Film Festival on 13th October as part of the CULT strand. 

The film stars Sophie Rundle (best known for her work in “Peaky Blinders” and “Gentleman Jack”) & Matt Stokoe (“Cursed” and “Jamestown”), and tells the story of a young couple living alone in the woods, who must contend with a life-altering illness that manifests itself in a violent and terrifying way.

Sam (Stokoe) and Rose (Rundle) live a quiet life, living in a remote woodland farmhouse. Rose uses the peace and quiet to work on her novel, while Sam sets traps, hunts animals and goes to work fortifying the hidden cottage they call home. In another life, their world would seem idyllic; but Rose’s mystery illness has clouded any sense of normality that the couple may achieve.

When a trip to collect supplies goes awry, Sam and Rose are thrown into a terrifying series of events that lead to the arrival of a mysterious stranger. And, soon the little life that they have forged for themselves becomes under threat.

This year’s BFI London Film Festival will be the first ever edition of the Festival to be widely accessible across the UK, with 50 Virtual Festival Premieres to be enjoyed at home. In the most accessible version of the festival to UK audiences yet, you will have the opportunity to catch live and digital screenings across the 12 days of the Festival.

“Rose – A Love Story” is the feature directorial debut for multi-award winning shorts director Jennifer Sheridan who, who has been honing her storyteller skills for the last decade through her work as an editor on shows such as “Cuckoo” and “League of Gentleman”You can book your tickets here.

What do you think of “Rose- A Love Story” and what films are you hoping to catch at this year’s LFF? Let us know in the comments below.

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