Directed by Debbie Tucker Green • 2014 • United Kingdom
Starring Nadine Marshall, Idris Elba, Kai Francis Lewis
Celebrated playwright Debbie Tucker Green makes her fascinating directorial debut with this enigmatic, engrossing, and brilliantly performed portrait of a Black British family navigating a seemingly unexplainable crisis. As busy, working parents, Jackie (Nadine Marshall) and Mark (Idris Elba) haven’t been intimate in quite some time, so it comes as a shock when Jackie abruptly discovers that she is pregnant. She knows the father isn’t Mark, but claims she hasn’t been with anyone else either. As the unnerving side effects of her pregnancy begin to affect her mental state, the turmoil within the family is only made worse by Mark’s fury.