Enys Men

Dir: Mark Jenkin
Cast: Mary Woodvine, Edward Rowe, John Woodvine
91mins   2022   UK   15   English   

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On a remote island off the Cornish coast, a volunteer environmentalist records daily observations about a rare flower growing near the cliff edge. Going about her tasks with meticulous care, the nameless ecologist lives a life of isolation and repetition, her routine only occasionally interrupted by a local man who comes to deliver petrol for her antique power generator.

But as changes suddenly appear on the plant she is studying, the boundaries between reality and fantasy begin to blur, plunging the volunteer into a nightmarish, metaphysical dreamscape.

'Jenkin's style is so unusual, so unadorned, it feels almost like a manuscript culture of cinema. There is real artistry in it' - Peter Bradshaw, Guardian



Mon 16 January