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  • Director

    Ruth Platt

  • Starring

    Hattie Ladbury, Sirine Saba, Aleksandar Mikic, Robert Hands

  • Run Time

    85 mins

  • Release Year


  • Country of Origin


  • Language


  • Director of Photography: Oskar Kudlacik

  • Editor: Jamie Mckivitt

  • Produced by: Darko Stavrik

  • Music: Julsy, Ruth Stavric

  • Screenplay by: Ruth Platt


The Black Forest

Part of the Best of British Strand


Writer-director Ruth Platt’s impressive drama will be amusingly familiar to anyone who’s headed abroad for child-friendly holidays with another family. A love letter to Europe, The Black Forest follows a pair of dysfunctional families spending a welcome summer break in deepest Germany. While the children get lost in their own worlds, the two adult couples face up to various issues (sex and money are top of the list) and their idyllic holiday starts to unravel. An astute, tender and amusing new British film. [12A]

The Black Forest is nominated for the 2019 Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film.

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