In The Home The Deep Blue Sea


Jake Wilson – The Age

★★★★ profound and moving...with a magnificent central performance

Paul Byrnes – SMH

It's extraordinary. See it for Rachel Weisz. She is extraordinary in this role.

Alice Tynan – ABC702

Tom Hiddleston confirms his reputation as a rising star

Mark Adams – Screen Daily

A drama that burns with a blue flame intensity that is deeply beautiful and shattering all at once

Kevin Jagernauth – Indiewire

Hester Collyer (Academy Award® winner Rachel Weisz) leads a privileged life in 1950s London as the beautiful wife of high court judge Sir William Collyer (Simon Russell Beale). To the shock of those around her, she walks out on her marriage to move in with young ex-RAF pilot, Freddie Page (Tom Hiddleston), with whom she has fallen passionately in love.

Set in post-war Britain, acclaimed director Terence Davies’ (TheHouse of Mirth) adaptation of Terence Rattigan’s classic play is a study of forbidden love, suppressed desire and the fear of loneliness – but is at heart a deeply moving love story. Stuck between the devil and the deep blue sea, what – or whom – should Hester choose?

Rachel Weisz
Tom Hiddleston
Simon Russell Beal
Director: Terence Davies
Writers: Terence Davies (screenplay), Terence Rattigan (play)
Producers: Sean O'Connor, Kate Ogborn
Nominated Best Film
London Film Festival 2011
Official Selection
Toronto International Film Festival 2011