Night Comes On

Drama, 1 h 26 min

Angel LaMere is released from juvenile detention on the eve of her 18th birthday. Haunted by her past, she embarks on a journey with her 10 year-old sister that could destroy their future.

 

Revenge doesn’t always lead you where you think

Night Comes on is a drama feature from director Jordana Spiro. The film follows Angel (Dominique Fishback) as she is released from juvenile detention ahead of her eighteenth birthday as she attempts to locate her father in the attempt to avenge her mother’s death and protect her younger sister Abby (Tatum Marilyn Hall).

This is an extremely powerful story of sisterhood, loss, revenge and self-belief. Occasional flashbacks explained how Angel’s mother was killed accompanied by subtle but powerful background music. Music was also used to show time passing and travel at various points in the film. There were beautiful scenes that showed the bond that Angel and Abby had; and how that despite everything they had been, and continued to go through they were still siblings.

There were so many interesting strands to this film, from how Angel felt disconnected from things in normal life like having fun with friends; to how Abby felt the need to trick Angel into going to the beach in order to spend her birthday with her. 

There were moments when I was sitting on the edge of my seat, and others where I felt my heartstrings tug. Highly moving, this film takes us on a journey of revenge, but ultimately a journey of moving forward.

This film would have got a five star review, but there just wasn’t enough lesbian content!

BFI Flare 20191 logoWe saw this film as part of the 2019 BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival. The festival is running from 21 March to 31 March 2019.

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