Hide and Seek


Sequoia 2 Sat, Oct 4, 2014 3:00 PM
Rafael 2 Mon, Oct 6, 2014 3:30 PM
Film Info
Section:World Cinema
Running Time:80
Director:Joanna Coates
Producer:Daniel Metz
Screenwriter:Daniel Metz
Joanna Coates
Cinematographer:Ben Hecking
Editor:Maya Maffioli
Cast:Josh O'Connor
Hannah Arterton
Rea Mole
Daniel Metz
Print Source:Daniel Metz
Note Writer:Leah LoSchiavo


Winner of the best British film at the Edinburgh Film Festival, Coates’s sensual first feature tracks four young Londoners as they endeavor to reject social conventions and embrace polyamory. Coming together at a remote rural estate, Leah, Max, Jack, and Charlotte embark on their new life together, one that is communally erotic, fully egalitarian, deliberately bereft of technology-beyond a well used record player-and cut off from the outside world. Their days unfold as a series of sun-drenched, idle afternoons, evening parlor games, and ever-shifting couplings in the “marital bed.” In the midst of this, Charlotte’s ex-boyfriend turns up, spoiling their carefully constructed Arcadia. Exhibiting immense respect for the intricacy and intimacy of her subject matter, Coates sketches a remarkable portrait of a generation seeking significance in their lives, crafting a haven of idyll and communion as respite from the isolation of the modern world. US PREMIERE

Additional Information

Joanna Coates is a BAFTA nominated filmmaker. Her debut feature drama, Hide and Seek, won the Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature at the 2014 Edinburgh International Film Festival. Hide and Seek follows the success of her recent short films Where Are They Now? and Little Ones. She has directed long-form and short arts documentaries for organisations including Channel 4’s More4, The National Theatre, Royal Opera House, The Guardian, and has had her films screened at major international festivals, The BFI and Channel 4.