Image from the movie The Flood

Coldhearted immigration officer Wendy (Lena Headey) is handed a high-profile asylum case because she’s good at her job, esecially when to come to her ability to quickly and clinically reject applicants. Interrogation is the only way to oncover whether asylum seeking Haile (Ivanno Jeremiah) has some hidden plans. Haile has travelled 5000 kilometres – over oceans, across borders, and amidst the flurry of the Calais Jungle in search for safety in the UK. However he has one last obstacle to tackle.

Image from the movie The Flood


Based on multiple true stories the movie Flood probably couldn’t come at a better time. Refugee topic has always been a sensitive and hard to discuss where the line between right and wrong has been blurred out. And no matter the disuccions in the media the progress is quite slows and often grueling. The filmmakers behind the Flood wanted to highlight the difference between the extraordinary and perilous journey people are making with the slow, clinical, and bureaucratic response around the world. Extensive reseach was conducted prior to the shoot, basing the script on actual stories, including interviews with ex Home Office officials, for a measured and objective look at issues that permeate the news regularly. The film is like an insight of what happens daily at our borders.


The Flood will be in CURZON cinemas and on demand from 21st of June coinciding with the World Refugee Day on the 20th June. Starring Lena Headey (Game Of Thrones, Dredd), Iain Glen (Game Of Thrones, Resident Evil), Ivanno Jeremiah (Humans, upcoming Game Of Thrones prequel) and Arsher Ali (Informer, The Ritual). Directed by Anthony Woodley, written by Helen Kingston and produced by Luke Healy aims to make a film that was truthful to the refugee experience.


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