Early contender for film of next year:

Peter Mullan‘s NEDS – a film which totally blew me away at this year’s BFI London Film Festival.  What I had semi-expected to be a This Is England-esque, rose-tinted tale of tearaway lads was in fact a staggeringly dark and dizzying portrait of an intelligent young man (an extraordinarily chilling performance from first-time actor Conor McCarron) losing his mind amidst a traumatic home life and the drab environs of 1970s Glasgow.

NEDS is due to be released over here on Friday 21 January. Here’s the trailer;

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