Evelyn 15

BUY TICKETS 8pm Wednesday 23 January *Followed by a panel discussion*

DIRECTOR Orlando von Einsiedel

In this intensely moving and personal documentary, Oscar-winning director Orlando von Einsiedel explores the effects of suicide on his own family.

Oscar-winning documentary maker Orlando von Einsiedel (The White Helmets) turns his lens on his own family in this intensely moving and personal film. 10 years after their brother took his own life, Orlando and his siblings embark on a long walking trip to force themselves to talk about the trauma which they have suppressed for so long. Joined at times by their divorced parents, they find, through memories, laughter and tears, the ability to accept their family’s devastation.
(2018 UK 100 mins)

Followed by a panel discussion and with a collection in support of West Essex Mind.

The film focuses primarily on the director covering his family’s hiking tour across the U.K. in Evelyn’s memory. The hope, clearly, is that the shared experience might trigger a torrent of repressed feelings, while also crowbarring open debate on why suicide is the biggest killer of men under 45 worldwide … If there’s any closing message, it’s a simple yet effective and life-affirming one; the scars that suicide leaves behind never fully heal, but expressing oneself is crucial in helping normalise discussion of a most pervasive killer of men. This heartbreaking, introspective doc makes a passionate plea for a more open dialogue surrounding mental illness.  Shaun Munro, Flickering Myth

BBFC advice: Contains suicide theme and infrequent strong language
Detailed advice from the BBFC (click on insight)

This film should be available in audio described format but this is subject to confirmation upon final testing prior to screenings. Please therefore contact the cinema prior to booking at info@saffronscreen.com to ensure that audio description is available.