The solo directorial debut of writer-director Emily Harris, CARMILLA is a coming-of-age love story steeped in eerie mystery. A reimagining of Sheridan La Fanu’s 19th-century Gothic novella of the same name. Starring Tobias Menzies (The Crown)15-year-old Lara (Hannah Rae) lives with her father (Greg Wise) and her strict governess, Miss Fontaine (Jessica Raine), 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 (Devrim Lingnau).
Starring newcomers Hannah Rae and Devrim Lingnau alongside Jessica Raine (Call the Midwife), Tobias Menzies and Greg Wise (The Crown). Cinematography by Michael Wood (Eight Days A Week), production design by Alexandra Walker (Harry Potter), editing by Rebecca Lloyd (American Honey) with a score composed by Philip Selway, drummer for the band Radiohead (who previously scored Polly Steele’s Let Me Go), costume design by the Academy Award-winning John Bright (A Room With A View), with hair and make-up by Julie Kendrick (The White Queen). Producers are Lizzie Brown and Emily Precious for Bird
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.
In Cinemas in UK and Ireland 3rd APRIL 2020